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First Name: Clyde

Last Name: Houston

Birthplace: Austin, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Houston, TX

Date of Birth: 28 August 1898

Date of Death: 03 August 1961

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served: 1916-1919
Clyde Houston

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Clyde Houston

Private 1st Class, 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 Private Clyde Houston (ASN: 1495276), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company M, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F., near Tuilerie Farm, France, r and 7 to 11 November 1918.
On 4 November, Private Houston showed unusual courage and daring in carrying messages under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. From 7 to 11 November he carried messages between his company and battalion headquarters while the enemy were endeavoring to cut off communication by machine-gun and shell fire.

Citation 31 December 1918 General Order No.88 by 2d Division Command.

On 14 May 1919 awarded the French Medaille Militaire.

On 24 April 1919 awarded the French Croix de Guerre with palm.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315973   Created by: drjones46




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