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Marvin Roda

Place of Birth: Montana, Quigley
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 Sergeant Marvin Roda, 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. 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, Sergeant Roda boldly entered the zone of fire and rushed to the station which was being fired upon from three sides by machine guns, rifles, and fieldpieces and assisted in bringing back through the fireswept zone a number of women noncombatants.

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

Action Date: November 17 - 18, 1919

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company B

Battalion: Replacement Battalion

Division: American Expeditionary Forces (Siberia)