Harry Lispenard Kimmell
Major, United States Army
Lispenard Kimmell: b. 10-13-1895 in Washington, D.C.
KIMMELL, HARRY L.
Captain, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Washington, DC
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry L. Kimmell, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 19, 1918.
When his company was halted by machine-gun
fire from the front, Captain Kimmell led a platoon through heavy machine-gun
fire and captured the enemy position, forcing its defenders to surrender.
His gallantry enabled the entire battalion to continue the advance.
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry L. Kimmell, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Fleville, France, October 9, 1918.
Captain Kimmell personally led two platoons
of his company against a strongly held enemy position. He fell mortally
wounded while leading this advance, but other members of his command, inspired
by his gallantry, successfully assaulted the enemy position.