“The machines men are so intent on making have carried them
very far from the old sweet things.”
Distinguished Service Cross
Awarded for actions during the World War I.
George L. Ferguson
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant First Class George L. Ferguson (ASN: 1869671), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 306th Field Signal Battalion, 81st Division, A.E.F., near Bois-de-Manheulles, France, 9 November 1918. While making a reconnaissance of the enemy’s advanced positions, Sergeant Ferguson, alone, routed a German machine-gun squad, who were setting up a machine-gun along a road over which our troops were advancing. He continued the reconnaissance with the battalion commander until the latter was fatally wounded, and then assisted him to a dressing station, being subjected to heavy machine-gun fire the entire time.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 32 (1919)
Action Date: 9-Nov-18
Rank: Sergeant First Class
Battalion: 306th Field Signal Battalion
Division: 81st Division, American Expeditionary Forces