Roland W. Bay – Corporal, United States Army

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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

Citation

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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