Captain, U.S. Army
Home: Boston Massachusetts
101st Engineers, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 17, 1918
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1928
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cornelius Beard, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at the front near Chavignon, France, March 17, 1918.
Captain Beard was knocked down by a shell explosion, which caused him to lose consciousness. Upon regaining consciousness he searched for and found some of his men. During two hours he assisted Sergeant Reed and Corporal Belanger, of his detachment, back to the trenches, part of the time under fire of a German aviator and of German artillery. His energy, self-sacrifice, and spirit throughout the operation were of the highest order.
- COL CE USA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 04/23/1886
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/07/1960
- BURIED AT: SECTION 8 SITE 172 L H
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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