Corporal Jake Allex - At a critical point in the action, when all the officers with his platoon had become casualties, Corporal Allex took command of the platoon and led it forward until the advance was stopped by fire from a machinegun nest. He then advanced alone for about 30 yards in the face of intense fire and attacked the nest. With his bayonet he killed 5 of the enemy, and when it was broken, used the butt of his rifle, capturing 15 prisoners. August 9, 1918
Corporal Thomas Pope - His company was advancing behind the tanks when it was halted by hostile machinegun fire. Going forward alone, he rushed a machinegun nest, killed several of the crew with his bayonet, and, standing astride his gun, held off the others until reinforcements arrived and captured them. July 4, 1918
Sergeant Willie Sandlin - He advanced alone directly on a machinegun nest which was holding up the line with its fire. He killed the crew with a grenade and enabled the line to advance. Later in the day he attacked alone and put out of action 2 other machinegun nests. September 26, 1918
In August 1968, near Tam Ky, Sgt. Nick Bacon’s squad came under fire. Bacon first led an assault to destroy a hostile bunker with grenades. Other soldiers, including his platoon leader, were wounded by a machine gun. Bacon took over and attacked the gun, killing its crew. When another platoon leader was wounded Bacon took charge of that platoon and continued fighting. He killed 4 more enemy soldiers. He kept fighting from the exposed deck of a tank until the wounded were evacuated.
Cpl. Charles Abrell was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on June 10, 1951 at Hwachon, Korea. While advancing against enemy hill positions, his platoon under heavy fire, and after being wounded twice during a single-handed assault against an enemy bunker, he pulled the pin from a hand grenade and hurled himself into the bunker, killing the enemy gun crew and himself in the explosion.
Peter Strasser (1 April 1876 – 6 August 1918) was chief commander of German Imperial Navy Zeppelins during World War I, the main force operating bombing campaigns from 1915 to 1917. He was killed when flying the war's last airship raid over Great Britain.
Sergeant George Tinsley Thompson 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles, New Zealand Mounted Rifle Brigade, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Mounted Division Sergeant Thompsons service number was 13/144. He was killed in action at Gallipoli in on 7 August 1915 aged 24. Presented by Mrs Margerison on 8 September 1919.
First Sergeant Sidney Gumpertz - When the advancing line was held up by machinegun fire, 1st Sgt. Gumpertz left the platoon of which he was in command and started with two other soldiers through a heavy barrage toward the machinegun nest. His two companions soon became casualties from bursting shells, but 1st Sgt. Gumpertz continued on alone in the face of direct fire from the machinegun, jumped into the nest and silenced the gun, capturing 9 of the crew. September 29, 1918
Clifton B. Cates, Verdun, April 1918 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr. Photograph of future Commandant of the Marine Corps Clifton B. Cates in World War I. The inscription on the photograph reads: "Taken at Verdun Apr 1918". From the collection of Clifton B. Cates/COLL3157, United States Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections
When murderous machinegun fire at a range of 50 yards had made it impossible for his platoon to advance, and had caused the platoon to take cover Sgt. Joseph Adkinson, alone, rushed across the 50 yards of open ground directly into the face of the hostile machinegun kicked the gun from the parapet into the enemy trench, and at the point of the bayonet captured the 3 men manning the gun. The gallantry and quick decision of this soldier enabled the platoon to resume its advance.
Captain George Mallon - Led nine men in attacking a battery of four howitzers, rushing the position and capturing the battery and its crew. He personally attacked 1 of the enemy with his fists. Later, when they came upon 2 more machineguns, he sent men to the flanks while he rushed forward in the face of the fire and silenced the guns. His actions resulted in the capture of 100 prisoners, 11 machineguns, four howitzers and 1 antiaircraft gun. September 26, 1918
George Dennis Keathley - Olney, TX, Texas A & M: (March 10, 1917–September 14, 1944) was a staff sergeant in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War II.Keathley was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on March 29, 1945. Keathley's Medal of Honor is on display at Texas A Sanders Corps of Cadets Center. The medal was donated to the museum by his family on July 17, 2009. Also at Texas A & M is the Keathley Hall dormitory, named in his honor
Fred Andrews was a soldier from Birmingham who fought during World War I. He was killed in action in 1916 at 21 years of age. His mother produced this postcard in an effort to find him, and even sent copies to Germany.
Driver Job Henry Charles Drain VC (15.10.1895|26.7.1975) 37th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. On 26.8.1914 at Le Cateau, France, when a captain (Douglas Reynolds) of the same battery was trying to recapture 2 guns, Driver Drain and another driver (Frederick Luke) volunteered to help + gave great assistance in the eventual saving of 1 of the guns. At the time they were under heavy artillery + infantry fire from the enemy who were only 100 yards away.
Type of German prisoner captured in the new push (1918) Type of German prisoner captured in the new push German prisoner, during World War I. He is wearing a cloth or wool cap and a tunic style jacket. His spectacles, held on by 'ear-bands', reflect the scene in front of him. The closeness of the subject forces one to look at his face and into his eyes.
Sergeant York - After his platoon suffered heavy casualties and 3 other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, then-Corporal York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machine gun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon. In this heroic feat the machine gun nest was taken, together with 4 officers and 128 men and several guns. As well as being awarded the Medal, he became a national hero. October 8, 1918