BAY, ROLAND W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Home: Salem, Illinois
Company C, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roland W. Bay, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3, 1918.
Corporal Bay went out 50 yards in front of the line, under heavy machine-gun fire, and brought back a wounded soldier. Later he carried a message 200 yards through a heavy barrage to battalion headquarters. He also volunteered to bring up ammunition under heavy fire, and was wounded while performing that mission.
BAY, ROLAND W
- United States Army
- DATE OF BIRTH: 09/13/1896
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/19/1971
- BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 2438
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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