Redding in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Town of Redding World War I Memorial
1914 Roll of Honor 1918
Erected in Appreciation of The
Services of Our Men and Women
Who Served in the World War
Harold Albin Carl A. Anderson Hubert Anderson Sigurd Anderson Edward Babcock Harry Barrett Benjamin H. Bell Elsie Bennett Sarah Bennett Douglas Boddie Edward M. Bradley Howard Brown John H. Carson William B. Claflin Harold Connery Seth Couch Raymond Cunningham Niles Curtis Robert Darragh Thomas Darragh Samuel Day James W. Dayton Theodore R. Dayton M. Joseph Delaney Edwin W. Deming Remson Dooley Lyman Dunnell Benj. Ezrin Benj. B. Field Hubert Frederickson Andrew Hingle Harry Holmes John Javok Harry Johnson Eric T. Leidberg Harry V. Lindstrom W. Howard Luther, Jr. Roderick Luttgen Francis Malone Allen L. Murphy Emil Nardine Gerald L. W. Nash John P. OKeefe Samuel S. Osborn Francis Paine Benj. F. Parker George B. Pattison, Jr. Lewis W. Perry Ernest Read Emil P. Reiske Thomas Reynolds William Rider Frederick W. Rosenau Charles B. Rowland George S. Russell J. Bartlett Sanford, Jr. Samuel H. Samuelson Cecil Sherwood Herman W. Smith Homer M. Smith Otto Steitzel Gunnar Sundquist George E. Swan Charles E. Swift John D. Swift
Lieut. Alvin H. Treadwell
Charles R. Frederickson
Location. 41° 18.257′ N, 73° 22.788′ W. Marker is in Redding, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Sanfordtown Road and Cross Highway, on the left when traveling south on Sanfordtown Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Redding CT 06896, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Church of Christ Congregational (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hill Academy (about 600 feet away); Redding (approx. 0.2 miles away); Redding Citizens (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Read, Gentleman (approx. 1.9 miles away); Guard House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Winter Quarters of Putnams Division (approx. 2.3 miles away); Unknown Heroes (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redding.
1. Lieutenant Alvin H. Treadwell's Distinguished Service Cross Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Air Service) Alvin H. Treadwell, United States Army Air Service, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 22d Aero Squadron, 2d Pursuit Group, U.S. Army Air Service, A.E.F., in the region of St. Juvin, France, 10 October 1918. While leading a patrol of four machines at an altitude of 3,000 meters Lieutenant Treadwell observed two American observation airplanes hard pressed by nine of the enemy. Disregarding the enemy's advantage in number and position he promptly attacked, whereupon the enemy immediately retired. On 29 October 1918, in the region of Bayonville, France, at an altitude of 3,000 meters, Lieutenant Treadwell attacked an enemy biplane, killing the observer and following the machine down to within 50 meters of the ground, well within the enemy's territory. The gallantry and devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Treadwell greatly inspired the members of his squadron.
Service: Army Air Service
Rank: First Lieutenant
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
— Submitted January 27, 2010.
Categories. • Heroes • War, World I •
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