Private, U.S. Army
Home: Saginaw, Michigan
Company G, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31 – August 3, 1918
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor Andrykowski, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courmont and St. Martin, France, July 31 – August 3, 1918.
Throughout the battle to force passage of the Ourcq River and capture the heights beyond, Private Andrykowski, a stretcher bearer, worked day and night, evacuating wounded under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. On August 3, under violent shell fire opposite Mont St. Martin, he made repeated trips between the firing line and the dressing station until he was killed by a shell.
- CO. G) 125TH INF. WO
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/04/1918
- BURIED AT: SECTION 21LS SITE 2099
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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