The Story of the 91st Division (Google eBook)

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1919 - World War, 1914-1918 - 177 pages
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Page 93 - Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy at Culis, Bataan Province, PI, January 16, 1942.
Page 82 - Meuse within the divisional sector. It was gratifying to see your troops in such good physical shape, but still more so to know that the moral tone of all ranks is so high. I am sure that they will carry this high standard back into whatever tasks lie before them when they return to civil life.
Page 93 - Suffering from illness. Sergeant Seibert remained with his platoon and led his men with the highest courage and leadership under heavy shell and machinegun fire. With two other soldiers he charged a machinegun emplacement in advance of their company, he himself killing one of the enemy with a shotgun and capturing two others.
Page 47 - Division will be relieved from the front line to-night and placed in Corps Reserve.' The Corps Commander wishes you to understand that this relief results solely from a realization by higher command that your Division has done its full share in the recent success, and is entitled to a rest for reorganization. This especially, as during the past three days it has incurred heavy casualties when circumstances would not permit either advance or withdrawal. At a time when the divisions on its flanks were...
Page 47 - At a time when the divisions on its flanks were faltering and even falling back, the Ninety-first pushed ahead and steadfastly clung to every yard gained. "In its initial performance, your division has established itself firmly on the list of the Commanderin-Chief's reliable fighting units.
Page 82 - MY DEAR GENERAL ALEXANDER: It gives me great pleasure to extend to you and the officers and men of the 77th Division my compliments upon their splendid work while in France. Arriving in April, 1918, their training with the British was interrupted, and by the end of June the division was in a quiet part of the line near Baccarat, thus releasing veteran divisions for the active battle. After slightly...
Page 93 - ... two others. In this encounter he was wounded, but he nevertheless continued in action, and when a withdrawal was ordered he returned with the last unit, assisting a wounded comrade. Later in the evening he volunteered and carried in wounded until he fainted from exhaustion.
Page 93 - Sergeant Katz learned that one of his comrades had been left wounded in an exposed position at the point from which the withdrawal had taken place. Voluntarily crossing an area swept by heavy machinegun fire, he advanced to where the wounded soldier lay and carried him to a place of safety.
Page 92 - September 28, 1918. After two days of intense physical and mental strain, during which Major Miller had led his battalion in the front line of the advance, through the forest of Argonne, the enemy was met in a prepared position south of Gesnes. Though almost exhausted, he energetically reorganized his battalion and ordered an attack. Upon reaching open ground, the advancing line began to waver in the face of machine-gun fire from the front and flanks...
Page 74 - December 11, 1918. GENERAL ORDER No. 31 In addressing myself to the Divisions of the United States of America, who had covered themselves with glory in the Chateau-Thierry Offensive, I said that orders given by the Chief were always carried out, in spite of the difficulties and the sacrifices necessary to win. In the 37th and 91st Divisions US, I found the same spirit of duty and the willing submission to discipline which makes gallant soldiers and victorious armies. The enemy was to hold the heights...

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