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Winthrop Distinguished Service Cross Recipients


Henry Q. Griffin - U.S. Army - LT 2nd - Killed: 7/16/1918 - Town Memorial
109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Q. Griffin, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 200, near St. Agnan, France, July 16, 1918. When the first attack on Hill 200 was made by American troops on July 16, 1918, Second Lieutenant Griffin led his platoon to the most advanced point reached by any detachment and was killed when within 20 yards of an enemy machine-gun emplacement.
Next of kin, Mrs. William G. Crooker, sister, 91 Fremont St., Winthrop, MA
Arthur E. Lyng - U.S. Marine Corp. - Gunnery Sargent
Company B 5th Regiment
Citation:
For extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. While engaged in scouting, Gunnery Sergeant Lyng discovered the enemy forming for a surprise attack against an unprotected portion of his lines. Sergeant Lyng quickly organised sufficient force to destroy the enemy's plans and accomplished the capture of ten of the raiding farty and six machine guns.
Home address: James F Lyng, father. 11 Pearl Avenue Winthrop, MA
Source: Heroes All! A Compendium Of The Names And Official Citations Of The Soldiers And Citizens Of The U.S. And of Her Allies (1919)






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