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James Flavian Lavery

Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Lavery
Home of record: New York New York


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 Private First Class James Flavian Lavery, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Quartermaster Corps, during an engagement with hostile Mexicans at Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on the 27th of August, 1918. Private Lavery, braving the heaviest fire, repeatedly entered the zone of fire with his motor truck and carried wounded men to places of safety, thereby saving the lives of several soldiers.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)

Action Date: 27-Aug-18

Service: Army

Rank: Private First Class

Division: Quartermaster Corps