Rank Insignia Previous Honoree ID Next Honoree ID

honoree image
First Name: William

Last Name: Sims

Birthplace: Waxahachie, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: McLean, TX
Middle Name: L.

Date of Birth: 23 July 1899

Date of Death: 06 March 1970

Rank: Private

Years Served: 1917-
William Leslie Sims

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


William Leslie Sims

Private, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 99 (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 Private William L. Sims (ASN: 1484963), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company A, 13th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F., at Frapelle, France, August 16 - 18, 1918.
While acting as a runner Private Sims showed exceptional bravery in carrying messages through a heavily shelled and gassed area. After being wounded in the hand he made 12 trips from Frapelle to his company headquarters at Chapelle St. Clair.

On 14 May 1919 awarded the French Medaille Militaire.

On 24 April 1919 awarded the French Croix de Guerre with palm.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315908   Created by: drjones46




Honoree Photos

honoree imagehonoree imagehonoree image

honoree imagehonoree image

honoree image