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