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First Name: Oscar

Last Name: Ryan

Birthplace: Cuero, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Cuero, TX
Middle Name: H.

Date of Birth: 12 April 1897

Date of Death: 20 March 1971

Rank: Corporal

Years Served: 1916-1919
Oscar H. Ryan

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Oscar H. Ryan

Corporal, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 46 (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 Corporal Oscar H. Ryan (ASN: 1496095), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F., near Faubourg, France, 8 November 1918, and at Villemontry, France, 10 November 1918.
On 8 November Corporal Ryan went on a patrol through heavy machine-gun and artillery fire and returned with valuable information of the enemy. On 10 November he remained on post in a building after half of it had been demolished by shell fire and after being relieved of this duty helped to dig men from the debris of other houses which had been destroyed by the shells.

On 16 May 1919 awarded the French Croix de Guerre with gilt star.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315917   Created by: drjones46




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