Frank Crandall Bolles
Brigadier General, United States Army
Crandall Bolles of Illinois
Appointed from Missouri, Cadet, U. S. Military Academu, 17 June 1891 (69)
Additional Second Lieutenant, 6th U. S. Infantry, 12 June 1896
Second Lieutenant, 18th U. S. Infantry, 6 January 1897
First Lieutenant, 6th U. S. Infantry, 11 June 1899
Captain, 7 October 1901
BOLLES, FRANK C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Home: Rolla, Missouri
Date of Action: February 12, 1899
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank C. Bolles, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the attack on Jaro, Panay, Philippine Islands, February 12, 1899.
Second Lieutenant Bolles exhibited conspicuous
bravery and skill in handling his detachment and directing the fire of
his piece. Even after he was seriously wounded in the leg he continued
to encourage his men and could scarcely be prevailed upon to desist from
attempting mounting his horse when so crippled as to be unable to do so.
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank C. Bolles, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Septsarges, France, September 26, and near Bois-de- Fays, France, September 28, 1918.
On September 26 Colonel Bolles personally directed
the assaulting battalion of his regiment when the line was temporarily
held up by hostile fire, leading the attacking troops forward to their
objective. After reaching the objective, terrific hostile fire caused many
casualties, and the line was beginning to waver when Colonel Bolles assisted
in the reorganization of the line, and by his personal example of courage
and fearlessness encouraged his men to hold in the face of the withering
machine-gun and artillery fire until the flank division had advanced abreast.
On September 28 he rallied his men under the sweeping fire of machine guns,
minenwerfer, and artillery, and although painfully wounded, personally
assisted in the reorganization of the positions.