Arthur W. Olanson
Sergeant, United States Army
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Home: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Company K, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur W. Olanson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 29, 1918.
Sergeant Olanson, with his company commander,
outflanked a machine-gun nest which was holding up their advance, shot
one German non-commissioned officer who tried to escape, and captured two
prisoners, the other occupants fleeing, The reduction of this machine-gun
nest made it possible for the flank of the battalion to advance.