Bobell Purdy – Private, United States Army

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PURDY, BOBELL

Private, U.S. Army
Home:  Hanceville, Alabama
Company K, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919

Citation

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bobell Purdy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 7, 1918.

Private Purdy was a member of a patrol sent out to silence machine-gun nests which were holding up the battalion's advance. When the officer leading the patrol fell mortally wounded this soldier attempted to go to the officer's assistance, despite heavy fire from machine-guns only 100 yards away, and was himself killed.


PURDY, BOBELL

  • PVT CO K 166TH INFTY 42ND DIV
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/06/1918
  • BURIED AT: SECTION WHITE  SITE 1216
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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