Roland W. Bay
Corporal, United States Army
Corporal, U.S. Army
Home: Salem, Illinois
Company C, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roland W. Bay, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3, 1918.
Corporal Bay went out 50 yards in front of
the line, under heavy machine-gun fire, and brought back a wounded soldier.
Later he carried a message 200 yards through a heavy barrage to battalion
headquarters. He also volunteered to bring up ammunition under heavy fire,
and was wounded while performing that mission.