Larchmont in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
World War I Monument 1917-1919
Erected by Mayhew W. Bronson-Kenneth Watkins R.A.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
Location. 40° 55.655′ N, 73° 45.104′ W. Marker is in Larchmont, New York, in Westchester County. Memorial is on Larchmont Avenue. This tablet is located on the lawn of the Village Hall of Larchmont, NY. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont NY 10538, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish of Heathcote Hill (approx. 1˝ miles away); Sept. 23, 1661 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Thomas Paine (approx. 2.1 miles away); Boston Post Road Historic District (approx. 3.2 miles away); Boston Post Road (approx. 3.2 miles away); Colonel Philip Pell (approx. 3.6 miles away); This Mile Stone (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Old Boston Road (approx. 3.7 miles away).
Regarding World War I Monument 1917-1919. This WWI tablet lists the name of Donald M. Call. He is a World War I Medal of Honor Recipient. He was cremated and his ashes were spread in a garden in Bethesda, MD. His Medal of Honor information and CALL, DONALD M.
• Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, 344th Battalion, Tank Corps
• Place and date: Near Varennes, France, 26 September 1918
• Entered service at: France
• G.O. No.: 13, W.D., 1919
Citation: During an operation against enemy machinegun nests west of Varennes, Cpl. Call was in a tank with an officer when half of the turret was knocked off by a direct artillery hit. Choked by gas from the high-explosive shell, he left the tank and took cover in a shellhole 30 yards away. Seeing that the officer did not follow, and thinking that he might be alive, Cpl. Call returned to the tank under intense machinegun and shell fire and carried the officer over a mile under machinegun and sniper fire to safety.
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