Paul A. Bates
Sergeant, United States Army
I would like to request information regarding Sergeant Paul Bates. He is buried at Arlington and was a posthomous recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross in World War I.
My family and I would appreciate any information you can send to me.
BATES, PAUL A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Home: Williamstown, Pennsylvania
Company F, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 and October 10, 1918
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul A. Bates, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918, and near Cunel, France, October 10, 1918.
During a terrific bombardment on the morning
of July 15 Sergeant (then Private) Bates carried in and dressed the wounded
at great personal risk to himself. On October 10, near Cunel, although
fatally wounded, Sergeant Bates continued to command his men in attack
on machine guns until the end.