The Distinguished Service Cross
Congressional Medal of Honor, The Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal
ISSUED BY THE WAR DEPARTMENT, Since April 6, 1917
Up to and including General Orders, No. 126, War Department, November 11, 1919
COMPILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY, 1919


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Transcribed by Dena W.


*Indicates posthumous award

John M. Jenkins, colonel, 30th Infantry, 3d Division. For extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. He personally led a reconnaissance patrol through the eastern and northern edges of Bois de la Pultiere in order to obtain most necessary information while the area was being continuosuly bombarded by high-explosive and gas shells and raked by machine-gun fire.  His courage and bravery was a splendid example and an inspiration to the officers and men of his command.  Address:  Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C.  Entered Military Academy from South Carolina.


Barnwell R. Legge, major, 20th Infantry, 1st Division. For extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 5, 1918.  Personally leading an attack against a strong enemy position, he inspired his men by his courage, cutting his way through entanglements and directing the attacks against three different strong points. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington. D. C.   Entered military service from South Carolina.


John H. Muncaster, major, 11th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. After the loss of all his company commanders Maj. Muncaster advanced at the head of his battalion, leading the men from a very disadvantageious position, to the capture of a near by hill held by the enemy.  In the counterattack which followed he not only commanded the men of his battalion personally, but assisted in the defense of the position.  Address:  Care of The Adjutant General of the Arm, Washington, D.C.  Entered Military Academy from South Carolina.


Martin C. Rudolph, captain, 11th Infantry,5th Division. For extraordinary heroisin in action at Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918, and near Cunel, France, October 21, 1918. When an enemy machine gun suddenly opened fire on his company Capt. Rudolph signaled the platoon on his right to execute a flanking movement, while he advanced alone toward the gun. He killed the enemy gunner with his pistol and captured the remainder of the crew. He then ordered the captured gun carried along in the advance, and 200 yards farther used it successfully in silencing another enemy machine gun which was holding up his company. Capt. Rudolph was severely wounded by a hand grenade on October 21, but refused to go to the rear, and remained with his company for 12 hours, inspiring his men to hold an important position against a superior force of the enemy.   Residence at appointment: Moultrieville, S.C.


*George H. Yardborought, Jr., first lieutenant, 5th regiment, United States Marine Corps.  For extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois de Belleau, Franc,e June 23, 1918.  He displayed exceptional bravery when his platoon was in a support position under intense artillery fire by moving from one shell hole to another in the open and steadying his men.  After making one trip over his line he was wounded by an exploding shell, but refused aid until he was that the wounded soldiers with him had been treated and taken to shelter.  He later died of his wounds.  Emergency address;  George H. Yardborough, father, Mullins, S.C.  Appointed from South Carolina.


Brodie West (Army serial No. 1314708), corporal,  Company A, 119th Infantry.  For extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 20, 1918. When his automatic squad had become lost from the platoon in a heavy smoke barrage, Corpl. West advanced alone upon a machine-gun nest which was tiring directly from the front, silenced the gun, and returned to our lineswith 37 prisoners.    Residence at enlistment: Route No. 1, Pikesville, S.C.



Major General Johnson Hagood (June 16, 1873 - December 22, 1948) was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1896, was commissioned in the artillery, and served in France in World War I, where he created the Services of Supply. He retired in 1936.

Asked how to say his name, he told The Literary Digest  "The name, peculiar to the South, is pronounced in a southern way.  During all the years of my boyhood in South Carolina, I never knew there was anything unusual about it, for I never heard it in any other way than as
haig'-wood. The name was originally spelt Haguewood, and is still properly so pronounced."

...taken from Wikipedia - submitted by Roscoe Bedenbaugh

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