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First Name: Jay

Last Name: Gumm

Birthplace: Mexia, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Dallas, TX
Middle Name: D.

Date of Birth: 25 December 1892

Date of Death: 17 May 1936

Rank: Sergeant First Class

Years Served: 1917-1919
Jay Douglas Gumm

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Jay Douglas Gumm

Sergeant 1st Class, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 20 (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 Jay D. Gumm (ASN: 210874), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 117th Train Headquarters and Military Police, 42d Division, A.E.F., at Vadenay, north of Chalons-sur-Marne, France, 15 July 1918.
During the shelling of Vadenay Sergeant Gumm voluntarily left a place of safety and went through heavy fire of major caliber shells and rescued a French soldier who was lying, severely wounded, in the street.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316017   Created by: drjones46




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