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Cedric Charles Benz
First Lieutenant, United States Army
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BENZ, CEDRIC CHARLES
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cedric Charles Benz, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while trying to assist a wounded companion in the attack on Hill 204, west of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 1, 1918.

First Lieutenant Benz discovered a party of Germans, and with the aid of two wounded soldiers boldly rushed them and made 38 prisoners.


BENZ, CEDRIC C
United States Army
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/26/1893
DATE OF DEATH: 06/24/1980
BURIED AT: SECTION 8  SITE 625-C
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BENZ, HELEN T
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/25/1894
DATE OF DEATH: 03/08/1962
BURIED AT: SECTION 8  SITE 625-C
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 24 April 2005
Distinguished Service Cross