Victoria_Cross_of_canada

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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 16/01/1884 Haverstraw, New York. d. 12/04/1970 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/10/1918 Sommerance-Landres-et St Georges Road, France.

 

A United States Army sergeant and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in France during World War I.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The advance of his regiment having been checked by intense machinegun fire of the enemy, who were entrenched on the crest of a hill before Landres-et St. Georges, his company retired to a sunken road to reorganize their position, leaving several of their number wounded near the enemy lines. Of his own volition, in broad daylight and under direct observation of the enemy and with utter disregard for his own safety, he advanced to the crest of the hill, rescued one of his wounded comrades, and returned under withering fire to his own lines, repeating his splendidly heroic act until he had brought in all the men, 6 in number.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SAINT PETERS CEMETERY, HAVERSTRAW, NEW YORK.

Section 3, Plot 35, Grave 46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Aloysius Donaldson

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