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Aulbert D. Cox

Place of Birth: Indiana, Terre Haute
Home of record: Arthur Illinois


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Russian Civil 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 Sergeant Aulbert D. Cox, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with Company D, 339th Infantry, 85th Division (Detachment in North Russia), in action at Vistofka, Russia, 3 March 1919. Upon learning that two companies of the enemy had worked their way to the rear of the allied lines, Sergeant Cox, a patient in a hospital, voluntarily left his bed, secured a Lewis-gun, and successfully held off the enemy until assistance came up. The daring act of this gallant soldier prevented serious losses from being inflicted on the allied forces.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 108 (1919)

Action Date: 3-Mar-19

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company D

Regiment: 339th Infantry

Division: 85th Division (Detachment in North Russia)