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Ferdinand F. Blume
Corporal, United States Army
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BLUME, FERDINAND F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Millvale, Pennsylvania
Company C, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ferdinand F. Blume, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the west bank of the Meuse, France, September 26, 1918.

While his platoon was being held up by wire and other obstacles, and the fire of the enemy threatened to annihilate it, Corporal Blume made his way through the wire to the German trenches, from which position he bombed the enemy from their trenches. He thus saved the lives of many of his comrades, and enabled them to take the trenches with a minimum of casualties.


BLUME, FERDINAND F
United States Army
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/28/1888
DATE OF DEATH: 03/26/1983
BURIED AT: SECTION 70  SITE 528
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 24 April 2005
Distinguished Service Cross