28 December 1942 News Report:
The Mountain Training Command in Colorado under a 47-year-old West Pointer, Brigadier General Onslow S. Rolfe.
ROLFE, ONSLOW S.
- Captain, U.S. Army
- Home Town: Concord, NH
- 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
- Date of Action: July 14 – 15, 1918
- General Orders No. 116, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Onslow S. Rolfe, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 14 – 15, 1918.
During the heavy enemy bombardment proceeding the second battle of the Marne, Captain Rolfe, regimental intelligence officer, voluntarily carried an important message, in full view of the enemy, across an open field to the support and reserve battalions for the purpose of bringing up reinforcements.
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