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First Name: Joseph

Last Name: Simpson

Birthplace: Longford, Ire, Ire

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: San Antonio, TX
Middle Name: M.

Date of Birth: 05 December 1877

Date of Death: 07 June 1960

Rank: Captain

Years Served: 1917-1920
Joseph Michael Simpson

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Joseph Michael Simpson

Captain, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders 87 (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 Captain (Infantry) Joseph M. Simpson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Machine-Gun Company, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F., near Foret Vencheres, France, 14 September 1918.
Captain Simpson took command of a platoon that had become separated from its command, reorganized it, and showed marked personal courage in leading it forward under heavy fire. He called for volunteers and then led them in an attack upon a machine-gun nest that had been holding up our advance. With two men, he charged the nest, captured the gun, and killed the crew.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315909   Created by: drjones46




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