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Dennis Edward Nolan
Major General,  United States Army
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Dennis Edward Nolan of New York
Appointed from New York, Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, 1 September 1892 (51)
Additional Second Lieutenant, 3rd U. S. Infantry, 12 June 1896
Second Lieutenant, 1st U. S. Infantry, 27 August 1896
First Lieutenant, 14 December 1898
Transferred to 13th U. S. Infantry, 14 March 1899
Major, 11th U. S. Voluntter Cavalry, 10 August 1899
Honorably discharged from the Volunteer Service, 13 March 1901
Captain, 30th U. S. Infantry, 6 July 1901
NOLAN, DENNIS E.

Brigadier General, U.S. Army 
55th Infantry Brigade, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dennis E. Nolan, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, October 1, 1918.

While the enemy was preparing a counterattack, which they preceded by a terrific barrage, General Nolan made his way into the town of Apremont and personally directed the movements of his tanks under a most harassing fire of enemy machine-guns, rifles, and artillery. His indomitable courage and coolness so inspired his forces that, about 400 of our troops repulsed an enemy attack of two German regiments.


NOLAN, DENNIS EDWARD
MAJ GEN USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/22/1872
DATE OF DEATH: 02/24/1956
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 604
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 23 April 2005  Updated: 1 September 2005
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 
 
 

Distinguished Service Cross