Stuart A. Baxter
Second Lieutenant, United States Army
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Home: Detroit, Michigan
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 5, July 1, & October 4, 1918
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stuart A. Baxter, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Montdidier, France, June 5; near Soissons, France, July 21; near Verdun, France, October 4, 1918.
On June 5 Lieutenant Baxter led a patrol across
a heavily-shelled area and established liaison with an adjoining battalion.
On July 21, while his platoon was being held up by terrific machine-gun
fire, Lieutenant Baxter crawled forward to dress the wounds of his men,
and he so encouraged and rallied his men that further advance was made
possible. On October 4, though suffering from wounds, he advanced with
his company in the face of most destructive fire of machine guns and artillery,
until further advance was impossible.