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Alfred W. Bjornstad

Place of Birth: Minnesota, St. Paul
Home of record: St. Paul Minnesota

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

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 Captain (Infantry) Alfred W. Bjornstad, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with 13th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, in action south of Manila, Philippine Islands, 13 August 1898. Though wounded, Captain Bjornstad commanded a firing line at a critical stage of the combat and continued to command and encourage his men after having been wounded a second time, until he was compelled to be removed from the field.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)

Action Date: August 13, 1898

Service: Army

Rank: Captain

Regiment: 13th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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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 Army Distinguished Service Medal to Brigadier General Alfred W. Bjornstad, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Director of the Army General Staff College at Langres, General Bjornstad organized and conducted the institution during the first and second courses. Although he was without adequate material or personnel, by the energy and great efforts he put forth he established a school which provided our armies with staff officers in a minimum of time.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 80 (1919)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Company: Director

Division: Army General Staff College, Langres, France