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From the New York Times, Thursday, October 17, 1918:

REWARDED FOR VALOR IN BATTLE IN BELGIUM

Eight of Pershing’s Men Who Fought at Hamel Get Distinguished Service Cross

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15—Distinguished Service Crosses have been awarded to the following officers and soldiers of the American Expeditionary Forces for the acts of extraordinary heroism described after their names:

CORPORAL ALBERT C. PAINSIPP, Company A., 132d Infantry.—For extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. Single-handed, he attacked a German machine gun emplacement. Although wounded in the leg when a machine gun was trained upon him, he boldly attacked it with hand grenades and drove off the crew. Home address: Mrs. D. ALBEROVSKY, mother, Batavia, Ill.

CORPORAL THOMAS A. POPE, Company E., 131st Infantry.—For extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. Corporal POPE rushed a hostile machine gun single-handed, bayoneted several of the crew, and, standing astride the gun, kept the remainder of the detachment at bay until the arrival of reinforcements, which killed or captured the rest of the enemy. Home address: J. J. POPE, brother, 6,946 Overhill Avenue, Chicago, Ill.

SERGEANT JAMES E. KRUM, Company E, 131st Infantry.—For extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. Although severely wounded in the right arm at the beginning of the engagement, Sergeant KRUM continued forward as squad leader, exhibiting great gallantry and setting an inspiring example to his men. After his wound had been dressed he insisted upon returning to duty with his platoon. Home address: Harold KRUM, brother, 6,504 Nordica Avenue, Edison Park, Chicago, Ill.

PRIVATE WILLIAM F. LINZKY, Company E, 131st Infantry.—For extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4 1918. Private LINZKY was severely wounded in the right arm by shrapnel at the beginning of the battle. Nevertheless, he carried his automatic riffle forward and used it effectively in the assault on the village. Home address: Mrs. Mary LINZKY, mother, 310 West Huron Street, Chicago, Ill.

CORPORAL ANDREW C. SHABINGER, Company E, 131st Infantry.—For extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. Although severely wounded in the arm at the beginning of the engagement, Corporal SHABINGER continued forward as squad leader, exhibiting great gallantry and setting an inspiring example to his men. Home address: Mrs. Irene SHABINGER, wife, Chillicothe, Ill.

CORPORAL LESTER C. WHITSON, Company E., 131st Infantry.—For extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. Although severely wounded in the shoulder at the beginning of the engagement, Corporal WHITSON continued forward as squad leader, exhibiting great gallantry and setting an inspiring example to his men. Home address: Mrs. Emma WHITSON, 6,816 Olcott Avenue, Chicago, Ill.

PRIVATE F. B. A. WILKINS, Company A, 132d Infantry.—For extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. Unaided, Private WILKINS attacked a machine gun position with hand grenades, drove off the gun crew, and captured the gun. Home address: Mrs. George GREEN, sister, 58 May Street, Freeport, Ill.

PRIVATE CHRISTOPHER W. KEANE, Medical Detachment, 131st Infantry.—For extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. Throughout the engagement Private KEANE displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty by treating the wounded in an area swept by machine gun and artillery fire. When two stretcher bearers who were working with him were killed he impressed German prisoners in the service of carrying wounded to the aid station. Home address: Mrs. Anna A. KEANE, mother, 4,712 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Ill.

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