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First Name: Dan

Last Name: Leeper

Birthplace: Denison, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Denison, TX
Middle Name: C.

Date of Birth: 29 October 1894

Date of Death: 02 November 1918

Rank: Captain

Years Served: 1917-1918
Dan Chiles Leeper

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Dan Chiles Leeper

Captain, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 37 (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 Captain (Infantry) Dan C. Leeper, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F., near Villers-devant-Dun, France, 2 November 1918.
In the face of intense machine-gun fire Captain Leeper led his company forward to its objective, capturing a machine-gun nest and making possible the capture of a strong enemy position on a hill. This officer was severely wounded during these operations, but his courage was an inspiration to his men in consolidating their position.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315964   Created by: drjones46




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