Decorated Veterans of Franklin County, NY

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Medal of Honor Recipients

Civil War

CAYER, OVILA
Born in Canada.
Sergeant, Company A, 14th U.S. Volunteers.
Awarded for action at Weldon Railroad, Va., 19 August 1864. Given on 15 February 1867.
Citation: Commanded the regiment, all the officers being disabled.

Indian Campaigns

TOLAN, FRANK (credited to MA, not NY)
born in Malone, N.Y.
Private, Company D, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
Awarded for action at Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876. Given on 5 October 1878.
Entered Service at Boston, Mass.
Citation: Voluntarily brought water to the wounded under fire.

Distinguished Service Cross Recipients

World War I

JENNISON, CHARLES SUMNER
Home Town: Malone, NY
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy, 2d Battalion, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Sumner Jennison, Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 4 - 6, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Jennison worked fearlessly and efficiently at caring for the wounded in an advanced dressing station, exposed to heavy shell and rifle fire. He was wounded when a shell struck and partly wrecked his aid station, but he refused to be evacuated and continued at his post for 48 hours.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919

LACOSSE, LAWRENCE J.
Home Town: Malone, NY
Private, U.S. Army, Company K, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence J. Lacosse, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Private Lacosse, with three other soldiers, went out into an open field under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and succeeded in carrying back to our lines four seriously wounded men.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919

MENARD, ALEXANDER (KIA)
Home Town: Malone, NY
Corporal, U.S. Army, Company K, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander Menard, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Corporal Menard, with three other soldiers, went out into an open field under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and succeeded in carrying back to our lines four seriously wounded men.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919

THEBERT, WILLIAM F.
Home Town: Fort Covington, NY
Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company K, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William F. Thebert, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. Acting as battalion runner, Private Thebert carried messages through intense artillery and machine- gun fire. This soldier has been on duty as a runner since June 6, being entrusted with especially important messages because of his carefulness and reliability.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919