Morgan B. McDermott
First Lieutenant, United States Army
Lieutenant McDermott was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (America's second highest award for bravery in battle) for his services.
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MCDERMOTT, MORGAN B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tucson, AZ
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Morgan B. McDermott, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 20, 1918.
Accompanied by a soldier, First Lieutenant
McDermott made a reconnaissance within the German lines and captured a
machine-gun. Under heavy machine-gun fire he gave first-aid treatment to
a wounded soldier and continued on his mission until he was himself severely
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004