Cyrus Garnsey III
Second Lieutenant, United States Army
Lieutenant Garnsey was subsequently returned
to the United States where he was buried with full military honors in Arlington
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cyrus Garnsey, III, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Broyes, France, May 18, 1918.
While the position of Battery A, 7th Field Artillery, was being transferred to a new position on the afternoon of May 18, 1918, the enemy opened fire on the old position, where a few men remained on duty.
Observing that Corporal John G. Flynt, one
of these men, had been severely wounded, Lieutenant Garnsey, with entire
disregard for his own personal safety, rushed forward and carried the wounded
corporal to a place of safety.
We are actively seeking additional information regarding the Lieutenant.
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GARNSEY, CYRUS III
2ND LT 7TH NY FA 1ST DIV WW
DATE OF DEATH: 09/30/1918
BURIED AT: SECTION S-S SITE 3971
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 17 April 2004 Updated: 1 August 2005
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004