Robert C. Bunge – Captain, United States Army

BUNGE, ROBERT C.

Captain, U.S. Army
Home: Cincinnati, Ohio
148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 & 27, 1918
General Orders No. No. 43, W.D., 1922

Citation

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert C. Bunge, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918.

While in command of a combat liaison group operating between the 37th and 91st Divisions, and under heavy hostile artillery fire, Captain Bunge, although painfully wounded by a shell fragment and burned with gas, courageously remained in command of his company, maintained contact with the enemy, and directed the company movements.

When the attack was continued on September 27 and his company was acting in the same capacity, while passing through a terrible hostile artillery barrage he received a serious fracture of the skull from enemy shell fragments, and refusing to be evacuated he tenaciously continued with his group. Later, on the same day, while leading his company, he was again seriously wounded by shell fire, which necessitated his evacuation.


ROBERT C BUNGE

  • CPT USA
  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/05/1970
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 10  SITE 11452
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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