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Oliver W. Fannin

Place of Birth: Texas, Winters
Home of record: Midland Texas


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Mexican Border Wars

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 First Lieutenant (Infantry) Oliver W. Fannin, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with 29th Division, in action in an engagement with hostile Mexicans at Nogales, Arizona, 27 August 1918, while commanding the guard, 35th U.S. Infantry.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 44 (1919), Amended Supplement 1

Action Date: 27-Aug-18

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Division: 29th Division