PAYNE, IRA M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Home: Washington, D. C.
Company A, 372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ira M. Payne, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sechault, France. September 29, 1918.
Having found a machine-gun hidden in a brush which was causing serious casualties to his company, he crept up, killed the gunners with his rifle, and captured the gun.
PAYNE, IRA M
SGT CO A 372 INF USA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 03/15/1891
- DATE OF DEATH: 07/10/1946
- BURIED AT: SECTION CLD E SITE 1863
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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