Major, United States Army
Major, U.S. Army
Home: New York, New York
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 11, 1918
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oliver Allen, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, October 4 - 11, 1918.
Captain (now Major) Allen remained in command
of his company after he had been wounded, and took command of the battalion
and led it forward, under heavy fire from artillery and machine guns, taking
and holding all objectives.