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Stuart A. Baxter
Second Lieutenant, United States Army
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BAXTER, STUART A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Home: Detroit, Michigan
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 5, July 1, & October 4, 1918
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stuart A. Baxter, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Montdidier, France, June 5; near Soissons, France, July 21; near Verdun, France, October 4, 1918.

On June 5 Lieutenant Baxter led a patrol across a heavily-shelled area and established liaison with an adjoining battalion. On July 21, while his platoon was being held up by terrific machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Baxter crawled forward to dress the wounds of his men, and he so encouraged and rallied his men that further advance was made possible. On October 4, though suffering from wounds, he advanced with his company in the face of most destructive fire of machine guns and artillery, until further advance was impossible.


BAXTER, STUART A
United States Army
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/29/1896
DATE OF DEATH: 11/30/1979
BURIED AT: SECTION 65  SITE 1671
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 23 April 2005  Updated: 5 Sepember 2005
Purple Heart Medal

Distinguished Service Cross