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Delbert Farrington

Place of Birth: North Carolina, Rockingham County
Home of record: Greensboro North Carolina


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 Delbert Farrington, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with Company M, 31st Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces (Siberia), in action at Novitskaya, Siberia, 2 July 1919. After his platoon commander was severely wounded, Sergeant Farrington assumed command of the platoon and led it in such a skillful manner as to gain superiority of fire and drive the enemy from his position without further loss to the platoon.

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

Action Date: July 2, 1919

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company M

Regiment: 31st Infantry Regiment

Division: American Expeditionary Forces (Siberia)