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hays george

Rank: First Lieutenant
Born: September 1892, China
Entered Service At: Okarche, Oklahoma
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Place / Date: Greves Farm, France, 14-15 July 1918
Organization: U.S. Army
Division: 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division
Departed: Yes
G.O. Number: 34
Conflict: World War I


 At the very outset of the unprecedented artillery bombardment by the enemy, his line of communication was destroyed beyond repair. Despite the hazard attached to the mission of runner, he immediately set out to establish contact with the neighboring post of command and further establish liaison with 2 French batteries, visiting their position so frequently that he was mainly responsible for the accurate fire therefrom. While thus engaged, 7 horses were shot under him and he was severely wounded. His activity under most severe fire was an important factor in checking the advance of the enemy.

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