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Calhoun County

      Merl Doty, corporal, Company K, 117th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Beaurevoir, France, October 6, 1918. He volunteered and crossed an open space swept by fire from enemy machine guns and snipers to rescue wounded comrades.

Residence at enlistment: Route No. 4, Rockwell City, Iowa (Calhoun co.)



~source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Military Decorations of Iowans in the World War, pg. 360-376

~ Transcribed and contributed by Sharyl Ferrall for Iowa in the Great War Special Project