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First Name: Martin

Last Name: Kinney

Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Fort Worth, TX
Middle Name: H.

Date of Birth: 27 January 1896

Date of Death: 19 June 1921

Rank: Sergeant First Class

Years Served: 1917-1919
Martin Henderson Kinney

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Martin Henderson Kinney

Sergeant 1st Class, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 128 (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 Sergeant Martin H. Kinney (ASN: 2237426), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company E, 315th Engineers, 90th Division, A.E.F., near Pont-a-Mousson, France, 26 September 1918.
After receiving orders to withdraw from position, Sergeant Kinney saw an officer lying wounded and helpless about 15 yards in advance of the line. With utter disregard for his own safety he crawled through heavy enemy fire from the front and flanks to the aid of the officer and dragged him back about 50 yards to the shelter of a small mound, where he dressed the officer's wound, and then carried him through the barrage to a first-aid station.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315966   Created by: drjones46




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