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Howard H. Pellegrom

Place of Birth: Michigan, Grand Haven
Home of record: Grand Haven Michigan


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Russian Civil War

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 Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Howard H. Pellegrom, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with 339th Infantry, 85th Division (Detachment in North Russia), in action at Bolshieozerke, Russia, 2 April 1919. Lieutenant Pellegrom exposed himself to direct enemy observation and fire to go forward 200 yards in advance of our lines and drag a wounded medical attendant to a place of safety.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1920)

Action Date: 2-Apr-19

Service: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: 339th Infantry

Division: 85th Division (Detachment in North Russia)