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John J. Quinn
Medical Detachment, 314th Infantry 79th Division A.E.F.

John J. Quinn, Medical Detachment, 314th Infantry, 79th Division A.E.F.
 
John J. Quinn, Medical Detachment, 314th Infantry, 79th Division A.E.F.
 
Headquarters, 79th Division,
Am. E. F. France.

8th May, 1919,

General Orders:
No. 29:
EXTRACT

Par. 3, For gallantry in action and meritorious services,
the following citations are published for the information of the command.

Major Lewis E. Emanuel, Surgeon, 314th Infantry.
On September 29th, 1918, when the 316th Field Hospital was shelled and
completely destroyed, Major Emanuel, then Captain Emanuel, remained on
duty with one Lieutenant and completed the evacuation of same, while
being continually exposed to heavy artillery fire, fearlessly of 
consequence to himself.
Sergeant John J. Quinn, Medical Detachment, 314th Infantry.
Sergeant Quinn remained alone in a dressing station near Montfaucon and
gave first aid to all wounded men, and arranged for the evacuation of
same, which was executed under heavy shell fire. Sergeant Quinn completed
the task regardless of safety to himself.
On September 29th, 1918, near Nantillois, he remained at a
first aid station, while being shelled by German artillery, performing his
duty under continual artillery fire until all patients had been given
first aid and evacuated.
Corporal Earl A. Adams, Company L, 314th Infantry, for
exceptional bravery and devotion to duty in action near Montfaucon.  
On September 28th while going forward with his company, Corporal Adams was
badly gassed and sent to a dressing station.  At the dressing station
Corporal Adams was tagged for evacuation to a base hospital.  Corporal
Adams refused to be evacuated, tearing off his tag he rejoined his company,
and did exceptionally good work in encouraging and keeping up the morale
of the men during the drive.

Private Charles D. Winter #1783596, Medical Detachment, 314th
Infantry, for exceptional bravery and devotion to duty.  On November 1st,
1918, near Ormont Farm, this brave soldier operated a dressing station
alone under heavy shell fire and constantly exposed himself to fire from 
artillery and snipers while carrying men to safety, and at all times
disregarding his own safety.

Corporal Riva Persing #1783415, Company L, 314th Infantry.
While going forward with his company on September 27th received a shrapnel
wound in the leg and was sent back to a dressing station from which place
it was desired to evacuate him.  He refused to be evacuated and bravely
rejoined his company doing duty in spite of the wound in his leg.

Corporal John Bassosky, Company L, 314th Infantry, for
exceptional bravery and devotion to duty near Montfaucon.  On the morning
of September 26th Corporal Bassosky received a shrapnel wound in the hand
and was sent to a dressing station.  He refused to be evacuated and rejoined 
his company, going forward with them until again wounded on
September 29th, at which time it was necessary for him to be evacuated.

Sergeant James P. Wetze #1783332, Company L, 314th Infantry,
for exceptional gallantry in action on November 9th, 1918, near Crepion,
north of Verdun.  On November 9, 1918, while near Crepion north of Verdun,
Sergeant Wetzel showed great coolness and devotion to duty by exposing 
himself to great danger while under shell fire in order to encourage his
men and to care for wounded men.  Sergt. Wetzel walked about during heavy
shell fire encouraging his men who were in cover.  He also exposed himself 
to great danger in order to dress a badly wounded man and carry him to

These two photos were contributed by David Quinn, grandson of Sgt. John J. Quinn.
 
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