Alfred Clarence Arnold – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

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Alfred Clarence Arnold of Vermont
Appointed from Vetmont, Private, F Company, 1st Connecticut Infantry, 17  May to 31 October 1898.
Private and Corporal, Company G, 21st U. S. Infantry, 12 December 1899 to 19 November 1901
Second Lieutenant, 8th U. S. Infantry, 2 February 1901
Transferred to 13th U. S. Infantry, 9 April 1902


ARNOLD, ALFRED C.
(First Award)
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Home: Middletown, Connecticut
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 – 9, 1918
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred C. Arnold, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, October 4 – 9, 1918.

Lieutenant Colonel Arnold displayed the most inspiring personal bravery and cool judgment under massed counterattacks, heavy machine-gun fire, and intensive artillery barrage. Performing many gallant acts beyond those in the line of his duty, he held his line, maintained liaison under difficult conditions with the unit on his right, and at a critical time repelled a serious counterattack.
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

ARNOLD, ALFRED C.
(Second Award)
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred C. Arnold, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918.

At a critical moment in the advance Lieutenant Colonel Arnold went through a barrage and stopped the assaulting lines of a neighboring unit which had failed to halt on their objective and were in danger from their own barrage. His coolness in walking up and down the line under heavy enemy bombardment inspired confidence and restored order in a wavering line.
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)


ARNOLD, ALFRED C
United States Army
DATE OF DEATH: 05/02/1940
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 5761
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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