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First Name: Beaumont

Last Name: Buck

Birthplace: Mayhew, MS, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Hillsboro, TX
Middle Name: B.

Date of Birth: 16 January 1860

Date of Death: 10 February 1950

Rank: Major General

Years Served: 1880-1919
Beaumont Bonaparte Buck

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1885

•  Banana Wars (1898 - 1934)
•  Spanish-American War (1898)
•  Moro Rebellion (1899 - 1913)
•  Philippine-American War (1899 - 1902)
•  Boxer Rebellion (1899 - 1901)
•  Occupation of Nicaragua (1912 - 1933)
•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Beaumont Bonaparte Buck

Major General, 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 Brigadier General Beaumont Bonaparte Buck, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving as Commanding General, 2d Infantry Brigade, 1st Division, A.E.F., before and during the attack of Berzy-le-Sec, France, 21 July 1918.
Brigadier General Buck displayed conspicuous gallantry and heroic leadership of his command. When most of the officers of his brigade had fallen, General Buck, with contempt of personal danger, in spite of heavy artillery bombardment and machine-gun fire, traversed the front of his advancing forces, gave correct directions to his organization commanders and led the first wave of the culminating attack which stormed and captured the town.

On 11 November 1918 awarded the French Legion d'Honneur (Commandeur).

On 16 July 1919 awarded the French Croix de Guerre with palm.

On 30 October 1918 awarded the French Croix de Guerre with palm.

On 14 April 1919 awarded the Italian Croce di Guerra.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316055   Created by: drjones46




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