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First Name: Max

Last Name: Schumacher

Birthplace: Gay Hill, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Brenham, TX

Date of Birth: 25 August 1887

Date of Death: 11 October 1957

Rank: Private

Years Served: 1918-1919
Max Schmacher, Sr.

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Max Schmacher, Sr.

Private, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders 98 (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 Private Max Schumacher (ASN: 1136293), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company I, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F., at Clery-le-Petit, France, 5 November 1918.
When the advance of his company was held up by enemy machine-gun fire, Private Schumacher, with his platoon commander and another soldier, advanced in front of the line and attacked a machine-gun nest, killing two gunners and taking eight prisoners, thereby enabling the company to advance and establish a brigade bridgehead.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315916   Created by: drjones46




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