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HEATH, Floyd

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HEATH, Floyd. (Warren, IL--Unknown), Recipient, Distinguished Service Cross. On October 4, 1918, Heath, a corporal in the United States Army, was ordered to take out a patrol of eight men to scour a woods to the left of his position and drive out the snipers. Fearing the size of the patrol would attract too much attention, he left the others in the trench, and going out, accomplished the mission alone returning under heavy machine-gun fire.

Information provided by Richard G. Bridges