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Varlourd Pearson

Date of death: Killed in Action
Place of Birth: Alabama, Dadeville
Home of record: Manhattan Kansas
Status: KIA


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

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 Sergeant Varlourd Pearson (ASN: 1449077), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company I, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F., near Baulny, France, 28 September 1918. Though wounded three times by shrapnel and machine-gun bullets, Sergeant Pearson refused to be evacuated and continued to lead the advance of ; his platoon, remaining in command for several hours till he received a fourth wound which proved fatal.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders 95 (1919)

Action Date: 28-Sep-18

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company I

Regiment: 137th Infantry Regiment

Division: 35th Division, American Expeditionary Forces