Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 2001 by the Texas Historical Commission.
Location. 30° 18.027′ N, 97° 53.436′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Creeks Edge Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78733, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eanes-Marshall Ranch (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Johnson Smokehouse Oak Hill (approx. 4.8 miles away); Old Rock Store (approx. 4.9 miles away); Eanes School and Chapel (approx. 4.9 miles away); Eanes Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lohmans Crossing (approx. 6.6 miles away); Sweetbrush (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Regarding Roberts-Teague Cemetery. Private Alfred R. Simpson was cited five times for bravery. He wore the Croix de Guerre, Merit de Guerre, Distinguished Service Cross, and Medaile Militaire, and was recommended for the Congressional Medal of Honor.
1. Distinguished Service Cross Citation for Alfred R. Simpson
SIMPSON, ALFRED R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 321st Machine-Gun Battalion, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred R. Simpson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme-Py, France, October 12, 1918. While his company was covering with machine-gun fire a temporary withdrawal of the infantry, before a hostile counterattack, Private Simpson secured an abandoned German machine gun and operated it until his own company, as well as the infantry, had returned safely. He remained at his post until his ammunition was exhausted and was the last one to leave the position. Through his bravery and skill the advance of the enemy was checked, and our own forces were able to organize a fresh counter dash attack.
General Orders No. 27, War Department, 1919
Born: Velasco, Texas
Home Town: Bee Cave, TX
— Submitted January 27, 2010.
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