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Arthur H. Vogel

Place of Birth: California, San Diego
Home of record: Heber 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 Arthur H. Vogel, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with Company D, 31st Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces (Siberia), in action near Sitsa, Siberia, 26 June 1919. Corporal Vogel voluntarily ran a railway locomotive past a cliff three different times to draw the fire of a large force of bandits in order to locate their exact position, so that the bandits could be driven off by machine-gun fire in order to clear the way for a wagon train. On each trip he was subjected to heavy rifle fire, the cab of the engine being punctured in several places, and his Russian assistant slightly wounded.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 133 (1919)

Action Date: June 26, 1919

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company D

Regiment: 31st Infantry Regiment

Division: American Expeditionary Forces (Siberia)