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First Name: Harry

Last Name: Adams

Birthplace: Girard, IL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Sweetwater, TX
Middle Name: J.

Date of Birth: 10 July 1885

Date of Death: 23 June 1942

Rank: First Sergeant

Years Served: 1914-1919
Harry John Adams

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Harry John Adams

1st Sergeant, 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 Harry J. Adams (ASN: 2177024), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company K, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F., at Bouillonville, France, September 12-13, 1918.
Sergeant Adams followed a retreating German into a house in the town of Bouillonville and, ascertaining that the enemy had entered a dugout, fired the remaining two shots in his pistol through the door and ordered the surrender of the occupants. By his bravery, coolness, and confidence he captured single-handed approximately 300 prisoners, including seven officers.

On 9 May 1919 awarded the French Medaille Militaire.

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

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316078   Created by: drjones46




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