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George De Battista

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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 the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant George De Battista, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with Company D, 31st Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces (Siberia), in action near Kazanka, Siberia, 13 July 1919. Sergeant De Battista led a patrol of eight men through enemy country to Kazanka, about 10 miles distance from camp, and returned with an accurate report of enemy activities in the town. The circumstances governing at the time required extraordinary daring and skill on the part of Sergeant De Battista in order to carry out the instructions given him.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 133 (1919)

Action Date: July 13, 1919

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company D

Regiment: 31st Infantry Regiment

Division: American Expeditionary Forces (Siberia)