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George T. Masury

Place of Birth: California, Santa Cruz
Home of record: San Francisco 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 George T. Masury, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with Headquarters Company, 31st Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces (Siberia), in action at Vladivostok, Siberia, November 17 - 18, 1919. In answer to a call to save women and children who had been unavoidably entrapped in the railroad station by the fire from contending forces of Russian Government and insurgent troops, Corporal Masury boldly entered the zone of fire and rushed to the station, which was being fired upon from three sides by machine guns, rifles, and field pieces, and assisted in bringing back through the fire-swept zone a number of women noncombatants.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)

Action Date: November 17 - 18, 1919

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Headquarters Company

Regiment: 31st Infantry Regiment

Division: American Expeditionary Forces (Siberia)