During an advance, Pvt. Ward’s company was held up by a machinegun, which was enfilading the line. Accompanied by a noncommissioned officer, he advanced against this post and succeeded in reducing the nest by killing 3 and capturing 7 of the enemy and their guns.

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  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 October 1899
  • Date of death: 15 December 1967
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Branch
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Company D, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Battles: Estrées
  • Awards: Medal of Honor, Silver Star, 2 Purple Hearts, Croix de Guerre with Palm, Legion of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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