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First Name: Bernard

Last Name: Stegar

Birthplace: Marlin, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Marlin, TX
Middle Name: A.

Date of Birth: 13 December 1894

Date of Death: 16 October 1918

Rank: Private

Years Served: 1918
Bernard A. Stegar

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Bernard A. Stegar

Private, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders 71 (1919)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Private Bernard A. Stegar (ASN: 2219319), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company F, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F., near St. Thibault, France, October, 18, 1918.
When a comrade was severely wounded by machine-gun fire, Private Stegar went to his rescue, crossing open spaces subjected to intense fire by the enemy. He was wounded as he advanced, but he continued forward and reached the side of his wounded comrade, when he was again hit by a machine-gun bullet and instantly killed.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315901   Created by: drjones46




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