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First Name: Herbert

Last Name: Whisenant

Birthplace: Kyle, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Austin, TX
Middle Name: W.

Date of Birth: 18 April 1892

Date of Death: 12 January 1948

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served: 1917-1919
Herbert Wesley Whisenant

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Herbert Wesley Whisenant

1st Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 44 (1919)
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 (Infantry) Herbert W. Whisenant, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F., near Soissons, France, 18 July 1918.
While advancing with his platoon, Lieutenant Whisenant, after he was so severely wounded that he was unable to continue so encouraged and inspired his men that they won a decided victory and captured many men and guns. His wound resulted in the loss of a leg.

GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 9 (August 1, 1920)
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Herbert W. Whisenant, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him.
Second Lieutenant Whisenant distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company G, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Cantigny, France, 1 June 1918, while remaining with his platoon after being wounded.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315889   Created by: drjones46




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