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Distinguished Service Cross

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
1. Distinguished Service Cross Marker
Inscription.
Our Nations Second Highest Award For
Extreme Gallantry and Risk of Life in Combat with an Armed Enemy Force
1914       World War One       1918

“Time shall not dim the glory of their Deeds” — General John J. Pershing

 
Erected 2015.
 
Location. 38° 34.517′ N, 76° 4.317′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker can be reached from High Street. Touch for map. This marker is in Long Wharf Park. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Delano Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Wharf-The River (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cambridge House B&B (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1739 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Goldsborough House (approx. ¼ mile away); This Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
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By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
2. Distinguished Service Cross Marker
1Lt. Henry A. Barber, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
3. 1Lt. Henry A. Barber, Jr.
Cambridge Maryland
9th MG Battalion
3rd Division, AEF
Moulins, France
14 July 1918
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By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
4. 1Lt. Henry A. Barber, Jr.
Seeing his right flank badly exposed to the enemy’s advance across the Marne, Lieutenant Barber changed the position of two of his guns to meet his emergency, performing this task during terrific enemy fire. He then ran a distance of 150 yards in the open to stop the fire of our own infantry on our troops. Going forward to the aid of a wounded soldier, Lieutenant Barber administered first aid and was carrying the wounded man to safety, when the latter died. Picking up the one remaining undamaged gun, he opened fire on the enemy, who were crossing the river, sinking one boat, killing many, and causing the others to abandon their boats.
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By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
5. Pvt. Harry B. Insley
Wingate, Maryland
Co. C, 115th
Infantry Regiment
29th Division AEF
Sivry, France
8 October 1918
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By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
6. Pvt. Harry B. Insley
Working his way over ground swept by machine-gun fire, Private Insley attacked an enemy machine-gun which was harassing our advance from the rear, shot one of the crew, mortally wounded the gunner, and returned to his command with the enemy gun.
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By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
7. Pvt. James R. Miller
Cambridge, Maryland
Co. C, 112th
MG Battalion
29th Division, AEF
Cote-de-Roches,
France
8 October 1918
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By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
8. Pvt. James R. Miller
When the advance of the battalion to which his company was attached, was halted by heavy machine-gun fire this soldier boldly leaped to the top of his machine-gun replacement to draw the enemy fire and thus enable his crew to locate the enemy’s emplacement. Later in the action he fearlessly left his trench in search of an enemy sniper, who was causing many casualties among our troops, and killed him with a captured German rifle.
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By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
9. Sgt. Carl Horseman
Cambridge Maryland
Co. C, 115th
Infantry Regiment
29th Division, AEF
Bois-de-Consenvoye,
France
12 October 1918
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By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
10. Sgt. Carl Horseman
Sergeant Horseman voluntarily left shelter and went through heavy shell fire to rescue some men who had been wounded when a shell struck their dugout. After administering first-aid treatment he assisted them to a dressing station.
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By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
11. Cpl. Harford D. Smith
Cambridge, Maryland
Co. C, 115th
Infantry Regiment
29th Division, AEF
Sivry, France
18 October 1918
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By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
12. Cpl. Harford D. Smith
Corporal Smith volunteered and led an automatic-rifle crew forward, silencing a machine-gun nest which was holding up the advance of his company. He worked his way forward through a barrage from four machine-gun nests, killing all the occupants of two nests and forcing the others to withdraw, thus permitting his company to advance.
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By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
13. Distinguished Service Cross
 
 
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