Albert C. Arnold
Major, United States Army
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10 & 11, 1918
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert C. Arnold, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 10 & 11, 1918.
On the night of October 10-11, Lieutenant Arnold was painfully wounded while reconnoitering the enemy's positions, but continued with his mission after receiving first aid from an accompanying soldier.
Early in the morning of October 11, with the
assistance of one soldier, he silenced a machine gun which was enfilading
our line. He was again wounded while accomplishing this mission, but continued
his efforts until another machine gun had been put out of action through
his personal direction. He remained on duty with his men until he became
so weak from loss of blood and exposure to gas that he collapsed and was
carried from the field.
Posted: 23 April 2005 Updated: 10 September 2005