Charles H. Andre
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Home: Detroit, Michigan
305th Machine-Gun Battalion, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14 - 15, 1918
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles H. Andre, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 14 - 15, 1918.
Coming face to face with a large number of
the enemy, while he was on a reconnaissance patrol, Lieutenant Andre opened
fire with his revolver and continued to advance, demoralizing the enemy
and proving instrumental in the capture of fifty prisoners. During a counterattack,
he voluntarily went forward with a machine-gun in the face of heavy fire,
and operated it to such effect as to break two waves of the advancing enemy.