PRYOR, JOHN P.
Captain, U.S. Army
Homr: El Paso, Texas
2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 – 6, 1918
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John P. Pryor, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse- Argonne offensive, near Exermont, France, October 4 – 6, 1918.
Attacked by Spanish influenza, Captain Pryor refused to leave his command for medical treatment because of the heavy casualties among the officers of the battalion to which his company was attached. Captain Pryor remained with his command, participating in the heavy fighting around Exermont and Hill 240, inspiring his men through his conspicuous bravery and indomitable will until he collapsed upon the field of battle, and was carried from the field, dying while en route to the hospital.
PRYOR, JOHN PORTER
- CAPT MACH GUN CO 18TH INF 1ST DIV
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/15/1918
- BURIED AT: SECTION W H SITE 4465
- 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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