SHARP, ROBERT E. . . Second Lieutenant
117th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action near Estrees, France, October 6-7, 1918.
Acting as battalion gas officer, Lieutenant Sharp
volunteered to carry an important message to one
of the companies after three runners had been
killed in attempting to do so. He succeeded in
making the trip through heavy shell and machine-
gun fire and returning safely. Next morning upon
his own request, he was permitted to join one of the
attacking companies and was severely wounded
while leading a platoon to its objective. Home
address, Mrs. Martha Sharp, mother, Chattan-
SHARP, THOMAS V Private
Deceased. Company F, 6th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Regnie-
ville, France, September 12, 1918. Having
located an enemy machine-gun nest, Private
Sharp, accompanied by another soldier, was ad-
vancing on the nest under fire when the German
gunners threw up theirhandsandyelled,"Kamerad."
They continued toward the nest and when they
were within 15 yards of the position the enemy
again opened fire, killing Private Sharp's companion,
thereupon Private Sharp dashed straight at the
enemy emplacement, shooting one gunner, bayo-
neting two others and capturing four, together with
three machine-guns. Next of kin, Mrs. Belle Sharp,
mother, Wichita, Kan.
SHARRAR, OLIVER Corporal
Company M, 328th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action at Cornay, France, October 9-10,
1918. After fighting for six hours, Corporal
Sharrar volunteered to accompany 15 other
soldiers and an officer on a night patrol of Cornay,
which was held by many enemy machine-gun posts.
The party worked from 11 o clock at night until
next morning at clearing buildings and dugouts of
the enemy, capturing 65 prisoners and two machine
guns. With six others, Corporal Sharrar volun-
teered and entered a dugout where 23 prisoners
were captured. He was wounded while leaving the
town, but he refused to go to the aid station until
the prisoners had been delivered at brigade head-
quarters. Home address, Mrs. Lucinda Sharrar,
mother, Fertigo, Venango County, Pa.
SHARTLE, ALBERT J. . . First Lieutenant
315th Machine Gun Battalion. For extra-
ordinary heroism in action near Bethincourt,
France, September 26, 1918. Lieutenant Shartle
gave proof of courage and unhesitating devotion to
duty when he rallied a platoon of infantry held up
by intense fire from a machine-gun directly to the
front. This officer led the platoon against the hos-
tile strong point, captured it, and fell severely
wounded. Home address, A. B. Shartle, father,
1114 South Forty-seventh Street, Philadelphia,
8HASKAN, SAMUEL Private
Headquarters Company, 128th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny,
France, August 28, 1918. Going out from the front
line through barbed-wire entanglements, under
heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Private
Shaskan brought back to safety a wounded soldier.
Home address, Abraham Shaskan, brother, 71 West
Twenty-third Street, New York City.
SHAW, CHARLES A. ... First Lieutenant
Deceased. Company E, 353d Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action during the offen-
sive against the St. Mihiel salient, France, Sep-
tember 11-13, 1918. He personally led his platoon
under heavy machine-gun fire into the undamaged
enemy wire, so inspiring his platoon that, regard-
less of heavy losses, the machine-gun neat was
neutralized. He was killed one minute after his
platoon had accomplished its mission. Next of
kin, W. A. Shaw, brother, Weatherby, Mo.
SHEA, RICHARD O'B . . Assistant Surgeon
U. S. N. attached to 5th Regiment, U. S. M. C.
At Chateau-Thierry, France, on June 6, 1918, he
displayed extraordinary heroism treating the
wounded while under heavy bombardment. He
showed utter disregard of his personal safety in
order to succor others. Home address, P. J. Shea,
father, 26 Noyes Avenue, Westerly, R. I.
SHEA, WILLIAM A Sergeant
Machine Gun Company, 39th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Cuisy, France,
September 26, 1918. Although painfully wounded
by machine-gun fire, Sergeant Shea placed himself
in an exposed position between two machine-guns,
and by the use of his glasses directed the fire of a
heavy machine-gun barrage on the ememy. He
remained in this exposed position for two hours,
and his were the only guns which remained in ac-
tion under the sweeping fire of the enemy. Home
address, Matilda Shea, mother, 1483 Catherine
Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
SHEAFF, DONALD R Corporal
Company G, 6th Regiment, U. S. M. C. In the
Bois de Belleau, France, on June 6, 1918, in de-
livering messages, he voluntarily chose the most
direct route, although it was through a machine-
gun barrage, to deliver information which prevented
the bombardment of positions that had just been
occupied. He took the path of danger to save his
comrades. Home address, Mrs. Wade McDougal,
friend, South University, Denver, Colo.
SHEARER, MAURICE E Major
5th Regiment, U. S. M. C. For extraordinary
heroism in action in the Bois de Belleau, France,
June 25, 1918. He displayed conspicuous courage,
going forward at the head of his command during
the attack. Personally going along the front line,
after the objective had been reached, he encour-
aged his men and directed the repulse of a counter-
attack by the enemy. During the encounter his
battalion took over 200 prisoners and 19 machine
is. Home address, S. H. Shearer, father, 6167
11 Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind.
SHECKART, GROVER C. . . . Sergeant
316th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action near Montfaucon, France, September 29,
1918. After his commanding officer had been
wounded and taken from the field, Sergeant
Sheckart reorganized two platoons of his company
and led them into a thick woods against strong
machine-gun nests. He advanced alone against
a machine-gun crew, killed the officer in charge, and
took four prisoners. He continued to lead his men
during the advance of that day, in spite of a wound
in the foot, which caused his evacuation in the
evening. Home address, Mrs. Mayme Sheckart,
wife, 137 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, Pa.
SHEDLEWSKI, JOHN F. . Private (First Class)
Company A, 107th Ammunition Train. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north
of Soissons, France, September 4, 1918. During
a heavy enemy bombardment a shell burst near two
ammunition trucks that were being unloaded at a
dump, blowing up one truck and setting fire to the
other. Disregarding the warnings of bystanders,
Private Shedlewski rushed forward and assisted
in throwing the burning cushions and cover off the
truck and backing it to a place of safety. His con-
spicuous bravery was the means of saving a large
quantity of ammuniton. Home address, Mrs.
Julia Brizki, mother, Menasha, Wis.
SHEERAN, JAMES J. . . . First Lieutenant
23d Infantry. After being severely wounded,
near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918, he
displayed remarkable fortitude and exemplary
poise by continuing to direct the operation of his
platoon under violent machine-gun fire. Home
address, Mrs. K. E. Sheeran, 7130 Carpenter
Street, Chicago, 111.
SHEFRIN, WILLIAM Cook
Deceased. Company C, 306th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action in the Ravine de
L'Homme Mort near Vauxcere, between the Vesle
and Aisne Rivers, September 5, 1918. After both
of his feet had been blown off by a bursting shell
Cook Shefrin, although mortally wounded, cooly
directed the work of rescuing and caring for other
wounded men of the kitchen detachment who
had been wounded when his transport was struck.
Next of kin, Naton Shefrin, father, 210 Seven-
teenth Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.
SHELBY, RICHARD D. . . First Lieutenant
Air Service, 139th Aero Squadron. For extraor-
dinary heroism in action near Verdun, France,
October 10, 1918. Lieutenant Shelby encountered
six enemy planes at a very low altitude strafing our
trenches. He immediately attacked and dispersed
the enemy planes and by skillful maneuvering
brought one of the planes down just behind his own
lines. Home address, W. A. Shelby, father, Rose-
307th Infantry. For repeated acts of extraor-
dinary heroism in action near Grand-Pre\ France,
October 15, 1918, and near Oches and Raucourt,
France, November 4-6, 1918. In the attack on
Grand-Pr6, October 15, he displayed gallant con-
duct in going forward under heavy artillery and
machine-gun fire and taking personal command
of the leading battalion of his regiment by his pres-
ence inspiring his men and facilitating the capture
of this town. During the advance on Oches,
November 4, when his leading units were held up
by machine-gun fire, he went forward to the skir-
mish line in order to estimate the strength of the
enemy's position. The location by him of certain
enemy machine-guns resulted in their destruction
by our artillery. During the advance on the Meuse,
November 4-6, he was constantly with the ad-
vanced elements of his regiment. Home address,
Mrs. George W. Sheldon, 113 Woodland Avenue,
Summit, N. J.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
SHELLY, HARRY Private
Company A, 132d Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Hamel, Belgium, July 4,
1918. With an Australian soldier, Private Shelly
went out and silenced an enemy sniping post and
brought back eight prisoners. Home address. Mrs.
H. A. Shelly, mother, 339 North Menard Avenue,
SHELOR, CHARLES A.
127th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action in the Bois de Bantheville, France, October
15, 1918. Under heavy fire, Lieutenant Shelor
made a reconnaissance of woods infested by enemy
machine-guns and snipers, locating another bat-
talion of his regiment, from which his own had be-
come separated, and securing information which
made it possible to continue the attack next day.
Home address, Mrs. J. J. Shelor, mother, 511
Luck Avenue, Roanoke, Va.
SHELTON, CLYDE Sergeant
Company L, 120th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Mazinghien, France, Oc-
tober 19, 1918. Sergeant Shelton who was in com-
mand of a platoon, was ordered to post an auto-
matic rifle so as to protect the right flank of his
battalion, and in order to do this, it was necessary
to advance his line beyond a hedge and wire fence.
Halting his platoon, he went forward himself, and,
under heavy fire in clear view of the enemy, he
cut an opening in the barrier. His courageous act
permitted a patrol to pass through, and the line was
subsequently established with a minimum of cas-
ualties. Home address, William Shelton, father,
R. F. D. 2, Mount Airy, N. C.
SHELTON, FRANCIS R. . . First Lieutenant
7th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in ac-
tion near Fossoy, France, July 1, 1918. Although
wounded in the side by shrapnel and suffering great
pain, Lieutenant Shelton remained in command of
his company for 48 hours, successfully repelling
the offensive launched by the enemy. Home ad-
dress, Mrs. Janet Shelton, mother, Grayville, 111.
SHENKEL, JOHN H. . . . First Lieutenant
lllth Infantry. Lieutenant Shenkel displayed
marked bravery when, with a number of others, he
volunteered to assist the French in retaking Hill
204. Finding himself with but seven men, com-
pletely surrounded by the enemy, he led his de-
tachment in fighting their way out with rifle butts
and bayonets, himself killing a German officer
with his pistol. Home address, Mrs. Elizabeth C.
Shenkel, mother, 900 Grandview Avenue, Pitts-
SHEPARD, ERWIN E. . Private (First Class)
Company C, 2d Engineers. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France,
October 9, 1918. Crawling forward under heavy
machine-gun fire, Private Shepard assisted in bring-
ing a wounded comrade to safety. Home address,
Mrs. Lillian Shepard, mother, 16 Crown Street,
SHEPHERD, GRANT Captain
23rd Infantry. For extraordinary heroism
in action at Soissons and Chateau-Thierry.
France, June and July, 1918. After being so
seriously gassed as to be rendered temporarily
so blind that he had to be led by hand
through the trenches, he refused to be evacuated,
nevertheless visiting all portions of his trenches to
encourage his troops to hold at a most critical stage
in the operations. Commanding his company in
the Soissons-Rheims offensive, he advanced over
the top in front of his company, personally engaging
machine-gun nests with his men, until he was so
severely wounded by the explosion of a shell as to
render him a cripple for the rest of his life. Home
address, Mrs. E. N. Shepherd, 1917 Kalorama Road,
Washington, D. C.
SHEPHERD, LEMUEL C. . . First Lieutenant
5th Regiment, U. S. M. C. On June 3, 1918, near
the Lucy-Torcy Roads, he declined medical treat-
ment after being wounded and continued courage-
ously to lead his men. Home address, Dr. L. C.
Shepherd, father, 803 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk, Va.
SHEPHERD, MARION H. . . . Captain
371st Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action near Ripont, France, September 29-30,
1918. Captain Shepherd was wounded twice but
each time he refused to be evacuated after re-
ceiving first-aid treatment, holding his shattered
command in position under heavy shell fire for six
days. Home address, Mrs. Jane Shepherd, mother,
SHEPHERD, ROYAL H. C.
Company D, 6th Regiment, U. S. M. C. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Tigny,
France, July 19, 1918. He entered the action with
badly burned foot, which fact he concealed from
his officers Shot through the shoulder early in the
advance and unable to hold his position in the fir-
ing line, he carried wounded men to shelter for six
hours, all of the time under heavy fire of the enemy
and yielded to treatment himself only when he had
become exhausted from the effects of his injury.
Home address, John S. Shepherd, father, R. F.
D. 1, Houston, Texas.
SHERET, JAMES A Sergeant
Deceased. Company F, 108th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy,
France, September 29, 1918. During the opera-
tions against the Hindenburg line on September
29, this soldier displayed exceptional bravery in
several single-handed attacks on enemy positions.
After rushing two hostile posts and killing the occu-
pants with his revolver, Sergeant Sheret attacked
four of the enemy in a machine-gun position, kil-
ling one of them before he was himself surrounded
and killed by the other three. Next of kin, Mrs.
Anna Sheret, mother, 28 West Park Street, Albion,
SHERIDAN, CHARLES L. . . . Captain
Company A, 163d Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action on Hill No. 230, near Cierges,
France, July 31 and August 1, 1918. He demon-
strated notable courage and leadership by taking
command of the remnants of two companies and
leading them up the hill and into the woods against
violent fire from the enemy. His grit and leader-
ship inspired his men to force the enemy back.
He personally shot and killed three of the enemy
and under his direction six machines were put out
of action and the hill captured. Home address,
A. H. Sheridan, father, Bozeman, Mont.
SHERIDAN, RICHARD B. . First Lieutenan t
Deceased. 308th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France,
August 23, 1918. While leading his platoon in at-
tack, Lieutenant Sheridan had one of his legs badly
shattered by shell fire. Refusing evacuation, he
remained to direct the movements of his men until
he died. Next of kin, Mrs. Isabella Sheridan,
mother, 1875 Cropsey Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y.
SHERMAN, STEPHEN G
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 SB
an example to hitherto untried troops. Next of
kin, George C. Sherman, father, 1811 Colfax Avenue,
South Minneapolis, Minn.
SHETHAR, SAMUEL Captain
369th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action in the Champagne Sector, France, September
26-October 1, 1918. Acting as operations officer,
Captain Shethar 9n several occasions voluntarily
collected small units which had become separated
from their organizations, organized them, and led
them to their positions through intense machine-
gun and shell fire. At another time he spent sev-
eral hours searching for a wounded battalion com-
mander until he found him and carried him through
heavy fire to the rear. Home address, Mrs. Samuel
Shethar, wife, New York City.
SHIMANOWICH, ALEX .... Private
Company L, 23d Infantry. He displayed daring
bravery by creeping forward alone, attacking
without assistance and putting out of operation an
enemy machine-gun detachment which was hold-
ing up the advance of his platoon. The machine
gun was captured and its crew killed or made pris-
oners as a result of his heroic and successful attack.
Home address, Alex Dybreck, friend, 64 Belmont
Avenue, Newark, N. J.
SHIMAMOWSKI, ALFRED . . . Private
Company G, 9th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July
18, 1918. With Jerome Buschman, sergeant, John
Rockwell, private; William F. Rockwell, private,
and Watzlaw Viniarsky, private, all of the same
company, Private Shimamowski, distinguished
himself by attacking a party of more than 60 Ger-
mans and, in an intense and desperate hand-to-
hand fight, succeeded in killing 22 men and cap-
turing 49 men and five machine-guns.
SHIMEL, FIRM T. . . Sergeant (First Class)
Company B, 316th Field Signal Battalion. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Epinonville,
France, October 1-2, 1918. Sergeant Shimel was in
charge of a party of men stringing wire when an
enemy sniper was firing at them. Sending his men
to cover, he advanced alone, located the sniper, and
killed him. Next day while he and his party were
repairing breaks in the line under shell fire, a shell
burst a few feet away. His coolness and courage
under fire inspired his men to continue their work
and prevented communication being interrupted.
Home address, Mrs. B. E. Shimel, mother, New
SHIMMEALL, RALPH M. . . . Sergeant
Company M, 353d Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Bantheville, France, Novem-
ber 1-2, 1918. Sergeant Shimmeall, although
wounded twice, continued in action for two days
without reporting for medical aid. He established
and maintained liaison during these two days in a
very efficient manner. Home address, Floyd
Shimmeall, father, General Delivery, Norton, Kan.
SHINN, LEON P First Lieutenant
356th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action near Flirey, France, September 12, 1918.
Home address, Mrs. L. P. Shinn, wife, 293 Hudson
Avenue, Newark, Ohio.
SHIPMAN, STEPHEN V Corporal
Company C, 126th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action in the woods north of Cierges,
northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, August 1,
1918. After his company had entered the woods
north of Cierges he and another soldier maneuvered
around a machine-gun which was causing many
casualties in the company and reached a shell hole,
after crossing an open space that was swept by
hostile fire. From here they killed the crew of the
machine-gun, captured the gun, and turned it on
the enemy. Home address, Mrs. Ellen M. Ship-
man, mother, R. F. D. 1, Bangor, Mich.
SHIPMAN, STEPHEN V Private
Company C, 126th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action in the woods north of Cierges,
northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31,
1918. After one man had been killed and two others
wounded in attempting to render first aid to a lieu-
tenant who lay mortally wounded in an area that
was subjected to fire from enemy machine-guns
and snipers, he successfully reached the lieutenant
and gave him first aid, risking his own life in doing
so. Home address, Mrs. Louise Shipman, mother,
60 Safirk Place, Buffalo, N. Y.
SHIPP, BEVERELY A Lieutenant
328th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action near Cornay, France, October 9-10, 1918.
After successfully driving off the enemy his attacking
force was counterattacked and surrounded. The
officers in charge decided to surrender to the
greatly superior numbers, but Lieutenant Shipp,
refusing to do so, made his way to our lines through
deadly enemy fire, although severely wounded
while doing so. Home address, Mrs. M. R. Shipp,
Thirteenth Avenue, Cordele, Ga.
SHIRLEY, WALTER L. . . First Lieutenant
126th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action near Bois de Bantheville, France, October
18th, 1918. Going forward to the outpost line on a
reconnaissiance mission, he was wounded, but,
upon receiving first-aid treatment, returned to his
position within 30 yards of the enemy, and, although
under heavy fire, continued his observations until
he had obtained the desired information. Home
address, Mrs. Mary J. Shirley, mother, Quincy,
SHIVELY, GEORGE J. . Private (First Class)
U. S. Ambulance Service. During the fighting
near Soissons, France, July 21st, 1918, drove his
ambulance through shell fire and continued on
after his car was badly shattered until he had de-
livered his patients to a dressing station, when he
fainted from serious wounds in his left arm and both
legs, existence of which he had denied when the
ambulance was hit. Home address, Mrs. B. F.
Shively, mother, 20 South Pickering Street,
SHIVELY, HARVEY H Private
2d Battalion, Intelligence Section, 120th In-
fantry. For repeated acts of extraordinary hero-
ism in action near Bellicourt, France, September
29, 1918, and near Becquigny, France, October 9,
1918. Near Bellicourt Private Shively, with an
Australian soldier, captured 42 of the enemy, in-
cluding two officers. On October 9, near Becquigny,
he accompanied another soldier in penetrating the
enemy's outpost line and capturing two enemy
machine-gunners, putting the gun out of action.
Home address, Mrs. Martha Shively, mother,
Spray, N. C.
SHOEMAKER, LONNIE O. . . . Corporal
Deceased. Company L, 142d Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne,
France, October 8, 1918. Although he was severely
gassed, Corpoal Shoemaker continued in the attack
until his company had reached its objective and
organized the new position, when he was ordered
to the rear. The exposure to which he voluntarily
submitted resulted in his death. Next of kin, E. J.
Shoemaker, brother, Kirkland, Tex.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
SHOENER, WILLIAM M Cook
Battery F, 76th Field Artillery. For extraor-
dinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry,
France, July 14-15, 1918. Leaving his own work,
Cook Shoener went to the assistance of the wounded
remaining in the field throughout the entire night
giving first aid and carrying wounded comrades to
places of safety. Home address, Mrs. Emme Shoe-
ner, mother, Orwigaburg, Pa.
SHOLETTE, EDGAR M Sergeant
Company D, 107th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, Septem-
ber 29, 1918. He went out into the open field under
heavy shell and machine-gun fire and succeeded in
carrying back to our lines a wounded soldier.
Home address, Mrs. Mary Sholette, mother, 42
David Street, Ogdensburg, N.Y.
SHOMAN, MAURICE Private
Company D, 101st Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 27,
1918. After killing many of the enemy, Private
Shoman was left alone in a shell hole with no more
ammunition. Finding himself surrounded by a sud-
den counterattack of the enemy, he grabbed a light
machine-gun and held off the enemy until he was
rescued by his comrades. The fire from his gun was
decidedly instrumental in overcoming the counter-
attack. Home address, Mrs. Edith Shoman,
mother, 1 Main Street, Plymouth, Mass.
SHORE, LAUREL Corporal
Company I, 126th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in connection with military operations
against an armed enemy of the United States at
Ivory, France, October 4, 1918. Home address,
William Shore, uncle, Evart, Mich.
SHORT, ABE Sergeant
Deceased. Company H, 38th Infantry. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action near Romagne,
France, October 8, 1918. Sergeant Short courage-
ously led his platoon through a terrific barrage and
silenced a machine-gun position which was en-
filading the attacking line. This soldier was killed
later in this action. Next of kin, M. J. Short,
father, Aurora, Ark.
SHORT, GILBERT D Private
Company F, 120th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Vaux-Andigny, France,
October 19, 1918. When the position of his com-