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First Name: Joseph

Last Name: Armistead

Birthplace: Pembroke, KY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

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

Date of Birth: 10 June 1888

Date of Death: 14 September 1918

Rank: Corporal

Years Served: 1917-1918
Joseph G. Armistead

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Joseph G. Armistead

Corporal, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders 87 (1919)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal Joseph G. Armistead (ASN: 730778), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Headquarters Company, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F., near Thiaucourt, France, 14 September 1918.
After his Stokes Mortar had been destroyed by enemy shell fire and the officer in charge severely wounded, Corporal Armistead formed his squad as riflemen and led them forward against a machine-gun nest which was firing on our line from the flank. In attempting this bold feat, Corporal Armistead was killed.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 35526   Created by: MHOH




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