Herman Woll (army serial No. 2254426), private, 357th Ambulance Company, 315th
Sanitary Train, 90th Division. For extraordinary heroism in acton near
Vilcey-sur-Trey, France, September 12, 1918. With another soldier, Pvt. Woll
left the shelter of a wood and went forward to rescue a soldier who had fallen
wounded on a hill under constant machine gun and shell fire. While they were
carrying him back on a litter he was again wounded, and the litter was struck
twice by machine gun bullets, but they succeeded in carrying him back to safety,
thereby saving his life.
Residence at enlistment: 821 East Des Moines St., Estherville, Iowa (Emmet co.)
(Army Serial No. 42329), corporal, Company C, 16th
Infantry, 1st Division. For extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons,
France, July 18, 1918. After its leader had been killed, Corporal Stavroulakis
took command of a patrol and led it in an attack on a machine-gun position and
captured the crew.
BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTER
A bronze oak-leaf cluster is awarded to Corporal Stavroulakis for the following
act of extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 19, 1918:
After two others had been killed in the attempt, he carried an important message
through heavy fire to battalion headquarters. Upon his return he led a patrol in
attack on an enemy machine-gun position. Although wounded in both legs, he
continued in the attack until the enemy machine-gun was captured.
Residence at enlistment: Estherville, Iowa (Emmet co.)