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Joseph E. Jerome

Place of Birth: California, Oakland
Home of record: Oakland 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 Private Joseph E. Jerome, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with Company B, Replacement Battalion, A.E.F. (Siberia), in action at Vladivostok, Siberia, November 17 - 18, 1919. Private Jerome drove an automobile repeatedly through a zone swept by the fire of rifles, machine guns, and fieldpieces of contending Russian Government and insurgent troops, rescuing many noncombatants who were entrapped in the Vladivostok station between the lines, carrying them to places of safety, thus undoubtedly saving many lives.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1923)

Action Date: November 17 - 18, 1919

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company B

Battalion: Replacement Battalion

Division: American Expeditionary Forces (Siberia)