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William H. Waldron

Place of Birth: West Virginia, Huntington
Home of record: Welch West Virginia

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the China Relief

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) William H. Waldron, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with 9th Infantry, in action at Tientsin, China, 13 July 1900, in rescuing while under a heavy fire three of his men from drowning, all of whom fully accoutered had fallen into a deep ditch, when Lieutenant Waldron also fully accoutered, jumped in and saved them.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 43, 1922

Action Date: 13-Jul-00

Service: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: 9th Infantry

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Colonel (Infantry) William H. Waldron, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Chief of Staff, 80th Division, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive Colonel Waldron's extraordinary energy, initiative, and ability contributed largely to the success of the operations of the division.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Company: Chief of Staff

Division: 80th Division, American Expeditionary Forces