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Leo Heinzmann

Place of Birth: New York, Garfield
Home of record: Los Angeles California


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 Corporal Leo Heinzmann, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with Company A, 31st Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces (Siberia), in action near Romanovka, Siberia, 25 June 1919. When his platoon was completely surrounded by the enemy Corporal Heinzmann volunteered to carry a message through the enemy's lines to the nearest American troops at Novo-Nezhino, six miles away. Corporal Heinzmann succeeded in getting through the enemy's lines, reached the nearest American forces, and returning with reinforcement for his platoon.

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

Action Date: June 25, 1919

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company A

Regiment: 31st Infantry Regiment

Division: American Expeditionary Forces (Siberia)