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Bobell Purdy
Private, United States Army
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PURDY, BOBELL
Private, U.S. Army
Home:  Hanceville, Alabama
Company K, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bobell Purdy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 7, 1918.

Private Purdy was a member of a patrol sent out to silence machine-gun nests which were holding up the battalion's advance. When the officer leading the patrol fell mortally wounded this soldier attempted to go to the officer's assistance, despite heavy fire from machine-guns only 100 yards away, and was himself killed.


PURDY, BOBELL
PVT CO K 166TH INFTY 42ND DIV
DATE OF DEATH: 11/06/1918
BURIED AT: SECTION WHITE  SITE 1216
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 23 April 2005 Updated: 11 November 2006
Purple Heart Medal

Distinguished Service Medal
 

Bobell Purdy Gravesite PHOTO

Bobell Purdy Gravesite PHOTO

Bobell Purdy Gravesite PHOTO
Photos Courtesy of Holly, November 2006