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First Name: Thomas

Last Name: Barton

Birthplace: Kilgore, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

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

Date of Birth: 20 January 1875

Date of Death: 28 November 1944

Rank: Major

Years Served: 1916-1919
Thomas Dickson Barton

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Thomas Dickson Barton

Major, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders 81 (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 Captain (Infantry) Thomas Dickson Barton, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F., near St. Etienne, France, October 8 - 10, 1918.
Captain Barton advanced his company against a strongly fortified enemy position, and succeeded in capturing the enemy works, together with twenty machine guns and ninety prisoners. After he had lost all his company officers and sustained many casualties in his command, Captain Barton again moved forward through an intense barrage, and established the most advanced position of the first day of the battle.

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

On 3 April 1919 awarded the Italian Croce di Guerra.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316070   Created by: drjones46




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