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KEISER, Harry M.

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KEISER, Harry M. (Chicago, IL-Cierges, France, July 31, 1918). Recipient, Distinguished Service Cross. In action to force the passage of the Ourcq River and capture the heights beyond, Keiser came under artillery fire and heavy machine-gun fire during WORLD WAR I. He continued to direct his platoon, even though severely wounded, until killed by machine gun fire.

Keiser was a member of Army Company H, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Division, American Expeditionary Force.

Information provided by Richard G. Bridges.