of kin, Mrs. Cora Belle Ryman, wife, Mount
RYMER, CHARLES B Bugler
Company F, 138th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Very, France, September 26,
1918. Bugler Rymer was a member of a liaison
group who worked their way 1,000 yards in advance
of their first wave. Surrounded by machine-gun
fire, they were forced to take refuge in a trench.
Bugler Rymer worked his way along the trench to a
clump of woods, where he captured a German officer
alone. Assisted by two other soldiers, he later killed
an enemy machine-gunner, and took 23 prisoners.
Home address, Robert L. Rymer, father, 4914 Page
Avenue, St. Louis, Mo.
RYPKEMA, HANNES Sergeant
Company A, 320th Machine-Gun Battalion. For
extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin,
France, October 14, 1918. He went in advance of
his section and, unassisted, captured and sent to the
the rear 13 German prisoners. With the aid of two
infantrymen he later captured 28 more prisoners
under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. When
his platoon commander had been killed and more
than three-fourths of his platoon had become cas-
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ualties, he reorganized the remainder of the platoon
and continued the attack. Home address, Reed
Rypkema, father, R. F. D. 1, Sandstone, Minn.
SACK, WILLIAM .... First Sergeant
Company I, 126th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9,
1918. Assuming command of his company after all
the officers had become casualties, Sergeant Sack
skillfully maneuvered it in an attack on enemy ma-
chine-gun nests, which were hindering the advance.
He was severely wounded early in the engagement,
but he continued to lead and encourage his men un-
til he received a second wound, which rendered him
a cripple for life. Home address, Big Rapids, Mich.
SACKETT, DAYTON S. . . First Lieutenant
f 26th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in ac-
tion near Soissons, France, July 22, near St. Mihiel,
France, September 12-15, near Hill 212, France,
October 9, 1918. On July 22 Lieutenant Sackett
continued in the fight until he had taken and con-
solidated the objective assigned him, despite the fact
that he was wounded early in the action. On Sep-
tember 12 he was wounded in the first day's fight-
ing, but continued to command his company, refus-
ing to be evacuated until the corps objective was
reached. On October 9 he fearlessly walked across
an open space before allowing his troops to cross, to
ascertain whether or not it was subjected to enemy
fire. He was seriously wounded while on this mis-
sion. Home address, D. C. Sackett, father, Green-
SADLER, GEORGE W. . . First Lieutenant
Chaplain, 30th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 9-16,
1918. Throughout this period Chaplain Sadler, re-
gardless of his personal safety, gave first aid and as-
sisted in the evacuation of the wounded from the
field under heavy machine-gun and shell fire and
gas. Home address, W. B. Sadler, father, Lane
SAGER, GAILH Corporal
Deceased. Company D, 108th Infantry. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France,
September 29, 1918. Upon being wounded in the
hand, he bandaged the wound himself and immed-
iately returned to the firing line. He then picked up
an automatic rifle, and, advancing alone toward
machine-gun nests which were holding up his com-
pany, was killed after proceeding only a short dis-
tance. Next of kin, Mrs. G. H. Sager, wife, Buf-
falo, N. Y.
ST. GEORGE, EMERY . . First Lieutenant
30th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in ac-
tion near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. On duty
as assistant regimental signal officer, Lieutenant St.
George continually exposed himself during the terri-
fic enemy bombardment preceding the attack of July
15 repairing wires and endeavoring to keep the lines
in operation. Home address, Mrs. F. L. St. George,
mother, 30 Pleasant Street, Plymouth, Mass.
ST. GEORGE, RAYMOND .... Private
Deceased. Company G, 101st Infantry. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action near Bois de Warville,
France, October 2, 1918. In the performance of his
duties as scout, Private St. George displayed unus-
ual courage in locating and charging machine-gun
nests. After being mortally wounded, he insisted
that those who stopped to aid him continue their ad-
vance to capture nests. Next of kin, Mrs. St.
George, mother, Beacon Street, Worcester, Mass.
ST. JAMES, LEONARD . Private (First Class)
Company I, 125th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroisnc in action near Romagne. France, October 9,
1918. Private St. James repeatedly crossed an open
area 500 meters wide under intense machine-gun fire
in carrying messages to battalion headquarters. On
one of his trips he came upon a wounded soldier,
whom he took to the aid station, after administer-
ing first aid to him. Home address, Mrs. Vina St.
James, mother, 1303 North Adams Street, Bay City,
SAKRISON, ROY H.
Infantry. Headquarters, 18th Division. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action near Nantillois,
France, October 4, 1918. Lieutenant Sakriston,
with a group of observers and signalmen, was in
charge of the forward observation post. When the
infantry advanced he followed closely with his tel-
ephone lines and established another post on Hill
274. Though he was several times buried by burst-
ing shells, Lieutenant Sakrison continued to make
reports over the telephone until he was seriously
wounded. After walking to a dressing station and
securing first aid he returned to his post through
heavy shell fire and continued to transmit important
information for three hours until relieved. Home
address. John R. Sakrison. father. Deer Park. Wis.
SALE, LARRY L Private
Company D, 16th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France,
October 9, 1918. After all the platoon runners had
been killed or wounded, he volunteered and carried
an important message through heavy machine-gun
and artillery barrage. Home address, Mrs. Emma
Sale, mother, Haynesville, La.
SALIK, ALEXANDER Sergeant
Company K, 120th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons,
France, August 28, 1918. Sergeant Salik, regardless
of _wounds and of mustard gas burns previously re-
ceived, rejoined and advanced with his company in
the attack, and assisted in reforming a platoon after
it had suffered severe casualties. Home address,
Mrs. Pelagia Salik, mother, 563 Harlow Avenue,
Grand Rapids, Mich.
SAMPLE, FRANK J Private
Company I, 310th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Grand-Pr6, France, Novem-
ber 1, 1918. Under heavy machine-gun fire, Private
Sample, a battalion runner, volunteered to carry an
important message to a detachment on the extreme
flank after seeing two runners killed by machine-gun
fire while endeavoring to delivery the same message.
He was successful in his mission. Home address,
Mrs. Lottie Sample, mother, 400 Caroline Street,
Rochester, N. Y.
SANBORN, JOSEPH B Colonel
131st Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in ac-
tion near Gressaire, France, August 9, 1918. Im-
mediately after a forced march of 25 miles, Colonel
Sanborn's regiment was ordered into a critical en-
gagement. Hurrying to the front he personally led
his forces through a heavy and concentrated shell
fire, and started the attack at the exact allotted
time. After launching his attack he established his
post of command in a shell hole and directed the bat-
tle to a successful termination. The courage and
fearlessness of Colonel Sanborn, despite his ad-
vanced age of 62 years, were remarkable to all under
his command. Home address, Springfield 111.
SANDBURG, CHARLES A Captain
C9mpany E, 108th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October
17, 1918. After having been wounded, he continued
to advance with his command until ordered to leave
the field by his regimental commander. Home ad-
dress, Mrs. Charles A. Sandburg, wife, 87 Prather
Avenue, Jamestown, N. Y.
SANDERFER, PAUL C Sergeant
Company M, 119th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October
10, 1918. He showed exceptional devotion to duty
and bravery during the attack of October 9-10.
Although wounded by enemy machine-gun fire, he
continued to lead his platoon forward until he fell
from weakness caused by loss of blood. He even
then continued to advance by crawling until his
strength entirely failed him. Home address,
William G. Sanderfer, father, Trenton, Tenn.
SANDERS, JOSEPH D Corporal
Company D, 2d Engineers. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France,
June 3 and 13, 1918. In command of an important
outpost, Corporal Sanders exposed himself to rifle
and shell fire to better observe the movements of
the enemy. He was knocked unconscious by shell
burst, but returned to his post immediately upon
regaining consciousness. On June 13 he carried a
wounded officer through an intense barrage to a
dressing station. Home address, John B. Sanders,
father, Pine Bluff, Ark.
SANDERS, PLEAS Sergeant
Company F, 39th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism un action near Cunel, France, October 10,
1918. Sergeant Sanders attacked an enemy strong
point covered by machine-gun fire. Although
severely wounded, he continued to direct his pla-
toon from a shell hole until the objective was reach-
ed. Home address, Edward D. Sanders, father,
SANDERSON, EARL H Corporal
Company F, 102d Infantry. He was a member of
a working party on the night of February 28, 1918,
well out in front of the advance post. The party
encountered a violent barrage of the enemy, which
protected enemy assault troops. He helped to
fight off the German troops and walked back and
forth under the enemy's and our barrage to collect
his men. When he heard his lieutenant was in
trouble he walked again to his rescue where the
barrage had at first overtaken him. Home address,
Mrs. Georgianna Sanderson, mother, 24 Kelley
Street, Worcester, Mass.
SANDMAN, LEO L Private
Deceased. Company F, 353d Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois de
Barricourt, France, November, 2, 1918. Private
Sandman, with a comrade, advanced as a scout
across an open space which was covered by heavy
machine-gun fire from the enemy. This advance
was made in order to locate the position of the en-
emy machine-guns and draw their attention, while
the rest of the platoon advanced on the flanks.
Private Sandman signalled the location of the Ger-
man guns to his comrades; and, he had advanced
more than 200 yards through the murderous fire,
when he was killed. Next of kin, Mrs. Mina Sand-
man, mother, General Delivery, Barrington, 111.
SANFORD, LUMAN K. . Private (First Class)
Deceased. Battery F, 76th Field Artillery. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-
Thierry, France, July 14-15, 1918. During a heavy
shelling Private Sanford continued to repair
broken telephone lines, which were constantly be-
ing severed by shell fire, until he was killed by an
enemy shell. Next of kin, Rev. Luman E. Sanford,
father, 119 Madison Avenue, Endicott, N. Y.
SANTARSIERO, GUISEPPE . . . Private
Company M, 311th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Grand-pre, France, October
26, 1918. Private Santarsiero rushed ahead of his
company and singlehanded flanked a machine-gun
nest, which was causing losses to his company, kil-
ling the gunners. Home address, Nick Santar-
siero, father, 40 Anderson Street, Trenton, N. J.
SANTINI, PHILIPPE .... Lieutenant
R. I. C. French Army. For repeated acts of
extraordinary heroism in action July 15-16, October
14, and November 9, 1918, Argonne-Meuse. On
July 15-16, Lieutenant Santini defended a strong-
hold against overwhelming forces of the enemy for a
period of 34 hours until assisted by reinforcements.
On October 14 under coyer of a fog he carried on a
raid against an enemy picket and, without loss, he
captured 14 prisoners and one machine-gun. On
November 9, after being severely wounded, he
took a strong enemy position after a severe struggle
and also captured nine prisoners and two machine
Company G, lllth Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Fismette, France, August
10-12, 1918. Without fear or thought for his per-
sonal safety, he sought out enemy snipers posted in
trees and killed a number of them. Later, with
Sergeant John W. Thompson.he attacked an enemy
machine-gun nest, killed the crew, and turned the
gun on the enemy, operating it with deadly effect on
the infantry and machine-gun positions, killing the
gun crews and capturing ten machine-guns. Home
address, Mrs. Angelo Saplio, wife, Santa Taza
D'Arrive, Messino, Italy.
SAPP, AMBERS Private
Deceased. Headquarters Company, 6th Infan-
try. For extraordinary heroism in action near
Frapelle, France, August 17, 1918. He displayed
great coolness and courage under a heavy enemy
barrage when he unhesitatingly went forward to
destroy enemy wire entanglements and continued
this extremely hazardous work until killed. Next
of kin, Rufus Sapp, brother, Nepton, Ky.
SARGEANT, BRADLEY V. Second Lieutenant
Deceased, llth Field Artillery. For extraordin-
ary heroism in action at Romagne, France, October
27, 1918. Under heavy shell fire, disregarding his
own safety, Lieutenant Sargeant remained on duty
superintending the unloading of ammunition until
he was mortally wounded. Next of kin, Mrs.
Bradley V. Sargeant, Jr., wife, 7 Third Avenue,
San Francisco, Cal.
SARTAIN, GEORGE W Corporal
Company K, 30th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Jaulgonne, France, July 26,
1918. Corporal Sartain gave aid to three wounded
comrades during a heavy bombardment and after
four unsuccessful attempts, finally succeeded in
carrying them to a dressing station. Home address,
George W. Sartain, father, 1346 Franklin Street,
Washington, D. C.
SARTAIN, JAKE C. . . Sergeant (First class)
Company A, 315th Engineers. For extraordin-
ary heroism in action near St. Marie Farm, France,
September 18, 1918. As Sergeant Sartain was suc-
cessfully directing the erection of barbed wire en-
tanglements under heavy shell fire, he heard cries
for help from the direction of the enemy's lines.
He immediately went out to investigate, and, upon
finding a soldier of another organization lying
wounded, carried him to our lines, twice passing
through enemy machine-gun fire in accomplishing
this heroic act. Home address, William R. Sartain,
father, 208 Haynes Street, Atlanta, Ga.
SARTI, WILLIAM . . Sergeant (First Class)
Company A, 2d Engineers. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France,
October 8-9, 1918. His platoon commander and
only other sergeant being wounded, Sergeant Sarti
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assumed command of his platoon, although him-
self wounded. He made a reconnaissance of the
position his platoon was to occupy, under heavy
shell fire, and, returning, conducted it to the new
position without the loss of a single man, and re-
mained with it for 48 hours. Home address, John
B. Sard, father, Hackensack, N. J.
SARTORIUS, EMILE . Adjutant Interpreter
French Army, attached to 42d Divison. For
extraordinary heroism in action at Vadenay, north
of Chalons-sur-Marne, France, July 15, 1918.
During the shelling of Vadenay on the morning of
July 15, 1918, he voluntarily left a place of safety
to conduct American troops to shelter under a
heavy fire of major-caliber shells and was severely
SATTLER, WILLIAM N. . . . Corporal
Headquarters Company, 132d Infantry. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action at Bois de Foret,
France, October 6-13, 1918. Corporal Sattler was
in charge of all runners at advance post of com-
mand of the regiment. The area was heavily gassed.
Although so badly gassed that his eyes were swollen
shut and his voice affected, he refused to be evacu-
ated, but continued on duty. On October 10, when
all runners were killed, wounded or gassed, he re-
peatedly carried many important messages, in
order to maintain communication. Home address,
Mrs. Augusta Sattler, mother, 3346 North Troy
Street, Chicago, 111.
SAUER, JOSEPH Corporal
Deceased, Company F, 308th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville,
France, October 2, 1918. Corporal Sauer volun-
teered, in the face of heavy enemy machine-gun
fire, to deliver a message to a platoon sergeant who
was leading an attack on enemy machine-gun nests.
He was wounded in one leg just as he started and
was wounded in the other leg before reaching the
sergeant, but did, by calling aloud, deliver the mes-
sage verbally and accurately. Home address, Mrs.
Antoinette Sauer, mother, 136 Seventh Street,
New York City.
SAUERS, ROY M. . . Sergeant (First Class)
Company B, 314th Field Signal Battalion. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Tailly,
France, November 4, 1918. Sergeant Sauers was in
charge of a wire laying detail between Tailly and
Beauclair. Over a road swept by heavy shell fire,
he carried the line forward and in constant repair,
to the support of battalion of the 355th Infantry.
Home address, Mrs. Roy M. Sauers, wife, 1146
North Street, Fremont, Neb.
SAUL, TOM W First Lieutenant
Tank Corps. For extraordinary heroism in ac-
tion near the Bois de Remieres, France, September
12, 1918. He cooly exposed himself to enemy fire
by standing on the parapet of a trench and direct-
ing his men in the work of getting the tanks for-
ward. Home address, Mrs. Tom W. Saul, wife,
440 East Seventeenth Street, Portland, Oregon.
SAUNDERS, EUGENE F. Private (First Class)
Company F, 115th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Bois de Consenvoye, France,
October 8, 1918. Private Saunders carried a
wounded comrade through a terrific machine-gun
and artillery barrage to a place of safety and thereby
saved his life, although risking his own in the ex-
ploit. Home address, James J. Saunders, father,
921 Fourth Street, Northeast, Washington, D. C.
SAUNDERS, THOMAS D. . . . Corporal
Company A, 2d Engineers. For extraordinary
heroism in action at Jaulny, France, September 12,
1918. He and another soldier, who were acting as
wire cutters with the first line of infantry, fought
their way forward in advance of their units and were
the first to enter Jaulny while it was swept by mach-
ine-gun fire, infested with snipers, and still occu-
pied by rear-guard detachments of the enemy.
After capturing eight Germans in a dugout they
searched the caves in the town and took 55 ad-
ditional prisoners. Home address, Daniel Mc-
Ulvan, friend, Cheyenne, Wyo.
SAURMAN, HAROLD S Private
Sanitary Detachment, 102d Machine Gun Bat-
talion. For extraordinary heroism in action near
Trugny, France, July 22-23, 1918. Private Saur-
man displayed remarkable courage in going out
under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, giving
aid to wounded soldiers and carrying them back to
the dressing stations. Home address, Mrs. George
W. Saurman, mother, Bedford, Mass.
SAVAGE, ARTHUR V. . . First Lieutenant
Deceased. 30th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918.
In the darkness, Lieutenant Savage charged a
machine-gun which had been brought across the
Marne by the Germans to cover their crossing dur-
ing the night, but was completely surrounded and
killed just as he reached the gun. Next of kin,
Charles S. Savage, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.
SAVAGE, ERNEST S. . . First Lieutenant
316th Machine-Gun Battalion. For extraordin-
ary heroism in action near Grimaucourt, France,
November 11, 1918. Although so sick from gas
that he could hardly move and vomiting heavily
into his gas mask, Lieutenant Savage successfully
conducted the fire of his machine-gun platoon in
the face of heavy shrapnel, gas, and machine-gun
fire. He received no medical attention until late in
the afternoon after the attack was over. Home ad-
dress, Samuel A. Savage, father, Council, N. C.
SAVITSKY, ANTHONY .... Corporal
Company A, 1st Engineers. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 9,
1918. Upon his own initiative, Corporal Savitsky
led his squad in the face of heavy machine-gun fire,
in order to silence enemy machine guns which were
endangering our position. Through his skill and
courage several machine-gun nests were surrounded
and silenced and twenty prisoners captured.
Home address, Alexander Savitsky, brother,
SAWEUK, WILLIAM Private
Company G, 38th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918.
On two separate occasions, during the battle of the
Marne, Private Saweuk went over the top alone,
returning with 12 prisoners the first time and eight
the second. Home address, Karp Romhuk, step
brother, 82 North Elm Street, Waterbury, Conn.
SAXON, JOHN W Sergeant
Deceased. Company K, 115th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun,
France, October 10, 1918. In the advance on
Recheme Hill Sergeant Saxon showed great cour-
age and judgment in leading his platoon and wiping
out several machine guns that were holding up the
advance. He was killed while gallantly leading hia
platoon against the last of these. Next of kin,
Jesse W. Saxon, father, Kensington, Md.
SCANDEL, ALEXANDER .... Private
Company E, 60th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Bois de la Pultiere, France,
October 15, 1918. When his platoon was forced to
take shelter from the intense fire, Private Scandel,
with another soldier, having located the source of
the fire, crawled forward 200 yards, capturing a
nest containing two guns and five of the enemy.
When his companion had started to the rear with
the prisoners, Private Scandel continued forward,
rushing from shell hole to shell hole, and outflank-
ing a second nest.taking one gun and three prisoners.
Home address, Mrs. Mary Splosko, sister, 27 East
Cherry Street, Shenandoah, Pa.
SCANLAN, ANTHONY . . . First Sergeant
Company F, 16th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 21,
1918. Although severely wounded, he displayed
exceptional courage and leadership by reorganizing
his battalion under fire when all of its officers had
been killed or incapacitated by injuries. Home
address, Mrs. Anna Conway, R. F. D. 2, Lost
SCANLON, HORACE B. . Second Lieutenant
Deceased. 106th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, Sep-
tember 27, 1918. Gathering about 49 men from
various units in a forward trench Lieutenant
Scanlon organized them into an attacking party
and led them forward under heavy machine-gun
fire, repulsing an enemy counterattack. While in
the performance of this exploit he was mortally
wounded, but attempting to push forward with his
men, he called out: "Go on fighting! Never mind
what happened to me." Next of Kin, Mrs. John
L. Scanlon, mother, 347 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn,
SCANLON, JAMES E. . . First Lieutenant
Company H, 353d Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Limey, France, September
12, 1918. Although wounded himself he went to
the rescue of another officer who had fallen in an
exposed position. With marked bravery he passed
through heavy enemy fire, and reaching the other
officer, carried him to safety. Home address, Mrs.
Michael Scanlon, mother, Boswell, Ind.
SCHABINGER, ANDREW C. . . Corporal
Company E, 131st Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918.
Although severely wounded in the arm at the be-
ginning of the engagement, he continued forward
as squad leader, exhibiting great gallantry and
setting an inspiring example to his men. Home
address, North Chillicothe, 111.
SCHAD, ALBERT .... First Sergeant
Company L, lllth Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Montblainville, France,
September 30, 1818. With a detail of 16 men
Sergeant Schad attempted the mission of cleaning
up a machine-gun nest which was enfilading the
Montblainville Road. Leaving his men in a shel-
tered position where a counterfire could be directed
upon the enemy gun, he advanced alone, located
the nest, killed two of the crew with hand gren-
ades, put the others to flight, and destroyed the gun.
For the following act of extraordinary heroism in
action near La Chene Tondu, France, October 4,
1918, Sergeant Schad is awarded an oak-leaf cluster
to be worn with the distinguished-service cross: