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John D. Reese

Place of Birth: Texas, Josephine
Home of record: Farwell Texas


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 pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private John D. Reese (ASN: 1481842), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company L, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F., at Roche, France, 27 October 1918. Though he was suffering from illness and had been told to go to the rear, Private Reese for three days remained on duty as a runner, and, when almost exhausted, went forward with his company in attack, voluntarily accompanying a liaison patrol on a dangerous mission.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 44 (1919)

Action Date: 27-Oct-18

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company L

Regiment: 142d Infantry Regiment

Division: 36th Division, American Expeditionary Forces