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First Name: William

Last Name: Hardin

Birthplace: Batesville, AR, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Rhome, TX
Middle Name: T.

Date of Birth: 29 September 1889

Date of Death: 15 June 1962

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served: 1917-1919
William T. Hardin

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


William T. Hardin

Sergeant, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 50 (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 Sergeant William T. Hardin (ASN: 1491176), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company L, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F., near St. Etienne, France, 8 October 1918.
Sergeant Hardin was severely wounded in the right shoulder early in the action, but although bleeding profusely he refused to go to the rear until the enemy's position had been captured and the line consolidated.

On 9 May 1919 awarded the French Medialle Militaire.

On 19 April 1919 awarded the French Croix de Guerre with palm.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316012   Created by: drjones46




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