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Clarence Lininger

Place of Birth: Indiana, Huntington
Home of record: Wabash Indiana


Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Mexican Border Wars

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 First Lieutenant (Cavalry) Clarence Lininger, 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. Lieutenant Lininger, while in action at Parral, Mexico, on 12 April 1916, proceeded under fire to the rescue of a dismounted man of his command who was in danger of falling into the hands of the enemy, and, taking him up behind him (Lieutenant Lininger) on his horse, carried him to safety.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 44 (1919)

Action Date: 12-Apr-16

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Regiment: 13th Cavalry