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James Linwood Peatross
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
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PEATROSS, JAMES LINWOOD
Major, U.S. Army
Home: Rome, Missouri
353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Linwood Peatross, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, November 2, 1918.

Though he had been wounded the day before and was so weak from exposure that he could hardly talk, Major Peatross remained with his battalion and led it in assault on enemy machine-gun nests north of the Bois-de- Barricourt. Under his personal direction, without artillery support, the machine-gun nests were flanked and the day's objective reached in spite of the most determined resistance.


PEATROSS, JAMES LINWOOD
LT COL INF 353 IND USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/20/1885
DATE OF DEATH: 11/16/1952
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4530
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 23 April 2005  Updated: 16 September 2005
Purple Heart Medal

Distinguished Service Cross