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Ira M. Payne
Sergeant, United States Army
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PAYNE, IRA M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Home: Washington, D. C.
Company A, 372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ira M. Payne, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sechault, France. September 29, 1918.

Having found a machine-gun hidden in a brush which was causing serious casualties to his company, he crept up, killed the gunners with his rifle, and captured the gun.


PAYNE, IRA M
SGT CO A 372 INF USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/15/1891
DATE OF DEATH: 07/10/1946
BURIED AT: SECTION CLD E  SITE 1863
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 23 April 2005
Distinguished Service Cross