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Sidney Carroll Graves

Date of birth: December 27, 1893
Date of death: 6-Sep-74
Place of Birth: Colorado, Fort Logan
Home of record: El Paso Texas

Sidney Graves graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1915.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

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 Major (Infantry), [then Captain] Sidney Carroll Graves, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F., in the Bois-de-Fontaine, France, 29 April 1918. Having located an enemy machine gun in front of his position, Major Graves, with three men, voluntarily crawled out to the position of the machine gun, in full view and within 100 yards of the enemy lines, shot the gunner, killed the rest of the crew with grenades, and returned with his party without a casualty.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)

Action Date: 29-Apr-18

Service: Army

Rank: Major

Regiment: 16th Infantry Regiment

Division: 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Siberian Intervention

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Major (Infantry) Sidney Carroll Graves, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving as Assistant Chief of Staff, A.E.F. (Siberia), in action at Vladivostok, Siberia, 18 November 1919. In answer to a call to save noncombatants entrapped in the railroad station at Vladivostok, Siberia, Major Graves fearlessly entered a zone swept by intense machine-gun and artillery fire of Russian Government and insurgent forces, entered the station, and assisted in locating six noncombatants. He escorted them through the attacking troops to a place of safety.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)

Action Date: 18-Nov-19

Service: Army

Rank: Major

Company: Assistant Chief of Staff

Division: American Expeditionary Forces (Siberia)