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Roland W. Bay
Corporal, United States Army
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BAY, ROLAND W.
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

Citation:

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.


BAY, ROLAND W
United States Army
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/13/1896
DATE OF DEATH: 12/19/1971
BURIED AT: SECTION 60  SITE 2438
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 23 April 2005
Purple Heart Medal

Distinguished Service Cross