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First Name: Alexander

Last Name: Terrell

Birthplace: Boonville, MO, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Fort Worth, TX
Middle Name: W.

Date of Birth: 16 August 1891

Date of Death: 09 April 1951

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Years Served: 1917-1919
Alexander Watkins Terrell

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Alexander Watkins Terrell

2nd Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 139 (1918)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Second Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Alexander W. Terrell, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 151st Field Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F., near Pexonne, France, on 5 March 1918.
Second Lieutenant Terrell showed unusual courage in assisting to direct the operations of Battery C, 151st Field Artillery, when that organization was under particularly accurate artillery bombardment. Although wounded himself, he refused first aid and continued on duty until all of the wounded soldiers of the command had been treated.

On 11 March 1918 awarded the French Croix de Guerre with silver star.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315873   Created by: drjones46




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