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Theodore Schultz

Place of Birth: Ohio, Orville
Home of record: St. Louis Missouri


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 Captain (Cavalry) Theodore Schultz, 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. At Naco, Arizona, while serving with the 9th Cavalry on 9 - 10 October 1914, Captain Schultz commanded the most important and most exposed outposts of the American troops engaged in preserving order on the international boundary line. Although his troops were constantly exposed to fire from Mexican attacking forces, by his firmness, tact, and courageous actions he handled in a highly efficient manner a threatening situation, thereby preventing serious international complications and contributing materially to the preservation of law and order on the Mexican border.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1924)

Action Date: October 9 - 10, 1914

Service: Army

Rank: Captain

Regiment: 9th Cavalry