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First Name: Robert

Last Name: Haley

Birthplace: Belton, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: San Antonio, TX
Middle Name: R.

Date of Birth: 05 November 1895

Date of Death: 29 September 1965

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served: 1917-1919
Robert Roscoe Haley, Jr.

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Robert Roscoe Haley, Jr.

1st Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders 66 (May 21, 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 First Lieutenant (Infantry) Rosco Robert Haley, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F., near St. Etienne, France, 8 October 1918.
Lieutenant Haley was severely wounded in the head while leading his platoon forward, but he continued in the advance, directing the cutting of wire entanglements under heavy fire. Shortly afterward he received another wound in the face, but he again refused to go to the rear, remaining with his platoon encouraging his men and maintaining organization until he became unconscious.

On 3 April 1919 awarded the French Croix de Guerre with gilt star.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316015   Created by: drjones46




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