James Linwood Peatross – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

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PEATROSS, JAMES LINWOOD

  • Major, U.S. Army
  • Home: Rome, Missouri
  • 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
  • Date of Action: November 2, 1918
  • General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Linwood Peatross, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, November 2, 1918.

Though he had been wounded the day before and was so weak from exposure that he could hardly talk, Major Peatross remained with his battalion and led it in assault on enemy machine-gun nests north of the Bois-de- Barricourt. Under his personal direction, without artillery support, the machine-gun nests were flanked and the day's objective reached in spite of the most determined resistance.


PEATROSS, JAMES LINWOOD

  • LT COL INF 353 IND USA
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 03/20/1885
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/16/1952
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4530
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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